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WRITING 745.2E
Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 13, 2022
WRITING X 413.8E
Before an agent ever gets hold of your novel, you must go through numerous revisions to present your best possible effort. As F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, writing is rewriting, and the story of…
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SCRIPT X 412.4
This advanced rewriting workshop is for writers who want to take an already good script and make it great. Through the process of analyzing and rewriting your script, you develop a "rewriting…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 423.5
Learn how successful showrunners manage their series in this practical course taking you behind the scenes of today’s TV landscape.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 14, 2022
SCRIPT X 412.3
Get individualized feedback on your script in progress in this workshop for advanced screenwriting students.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.13
Learn what goes into a successful TV pilot.
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WRITING X 463.9E
Get tips and guidance on how to craft competitive applications for opportunities that provide time to write and recognition for your work.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 20, 2022
WRITING X 461.27E
This course explores the amorphous nature of autofiction, which blurs the boundaries between creative nonfiction and fiction. Using character development, scene building, artful description, time…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 454.1
Learn publishing best practices in this course that grounds you in the publishing industry and sets you up for success as an independent author.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.13E
Explore how to break in to writing for young readers in this seminar giving you a good foundation in what kids want and need at various age levels.
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SCRIPT X 464.2E
Employ powerful acting techniques to help you develop and refine characters from your projects.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 27, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
JOURN X 469.3
A thorough foundation in broadcast news journalism, from reporting to writing to presentation, this course covers how different types of stories fit into the context of a newscast; and broadcast standards and ethics.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 464.10E
Turn your story’s setting into a vibrant world that leaps off the page and becomes a signature aspect of your work.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 455.2
Learn how successful literary agents cultivate relationships with aspiring writers, powerful editors, and prestigious publishers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 412.4
Learn to build a compelling short story collection in this course that helps you pull together your own story drafts into a cohesive collection.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT 726.8
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 27, 2022
WRITING X 462.3
Learn how richly drawn characters are the key to fostering compelling conflict in this reading- and exercise-based workshop.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
SCRIPT X 415.11
Enhance the scenes in your scripts by focusing on character motivation and how the scene advances the character arc.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 20, 2022
WRITCOM X 401
Master sentences, shape strong paragraphs, and develop compelling pieces through the exercises in this course for adults who want to brush up on their written communication skills for everyday life.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.13E
Learn critical skills to develop a powerful, unique premise for your fiction or nonfiction in this intensive workshop dedicated to the magic that makes stories work.
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WRITING 762.14
Learn how various points of view in narration offer limitations and opportunities for you as a storyteller
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WRITING X 455.1
Learn how literary agents take author manuscripts from query to signed contracts in this introductory course.
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WRITING X 451.1
Learn copyediting best practices as you develop skills in this area critical to writing, editing, and publishing.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 451.4
Enhance existing copyediting skills in this course focused on building professional-level skills and practices.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.5E
Write the difficult truths of these times in this workshop that helps you tell the stories of how we survive.
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WRITING X 413.3E
How do you introduce an alien environment, create an alternate timeline or magical realm, and then populate it with characters whose problems matter to its readers--all in 5,000 words or less?…
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SCRIPT X 422.1WS
Learn to create a successful sitcom in this intensive workshop exploring how to craft powerful half-hour pilots for television.
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SCRIPT X 422.3WS
Get a crash course in creating powerful one-hour pilots in this intensive class that covers all the basics of writing original stories for television.
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WRITING X 424.2E
Use real life as a jumping off point for new writing, using activities and techniques that deepen and enrich how the stories are told.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 465.1E
Learn to write with food at the center of your work in this generative workshop devoted to all the ways food centers our lives, cultures, and memories.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 16, 2022
WRITING X 421.1
Discover the varied forms of creative nonfiction from memoir to personal essay and beyond in this introductory course.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 421.2
Continue your work in memoir, essays, or other forms of creative nonfiction in this intermediate workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 421.3
Polish your memoir and personal essay collections in this advanced workshop for students with works-in-progress.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.4E
Deepen your writing practice and develop compassionate self-editing techniques in this workshop designed to help you silence the inner critic and release the stories within.
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WRITING 762.2E
Snap to attention in this practical workshop that helps you craft a productive writing practice, complete with short-term plans for success.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 460
Reflect on your experience in the Certificate in Creative Writing program in this course that guides you in gathering a portfolio of your work and summary of your learning.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
ENGL XL 136
Start writing poetry in this introductory course where you read work by contemporary poets and discuss your poems in a writers' workshop setting.
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ENGL XL 138
Learn screenplay structure and the elements of storytelling for the movies as you develop a feature film treatment and 10 pages of your script.
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ENGL XL 137
Start writing short stories in this introductory course where you learn the key elements of powerful fiction and participate in a collaborative writers
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WRITING X 432.3E
Vivify and tighten your poetry or prose by learning techniques and strategies to hold the moment in narrative poetry.
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WRITING X 404
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 704
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 9, 2022
WRITING X 451.2
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 451.2WS
Learn to review written works to suggest line edits and substantial thematic revisions in this introductory course.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 462.1
This is a reading and exercise-based class designed to explore and practice dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in fiction and creative nonfiction. Each week, we read sample fiction and creative…
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.7
Discover what makes the dramedy more than the sum of its parts in this workshop where you articulate your series idea and outline your pilot.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.8
Continue writing your dramedy pilot script while practicing the basics of strong television writing.
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WRITCOM X 404
Writing is not easy. And yet, writing is still a principle means of communication. We apply for jobs with a written cover letter and resume. We request things from our employers. We communicate…
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WRITING X 452.1
Learn how a manuscript becomes a book in this foundational course for editors and writers, especially those considering self-publishing.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 452.2
Learn how publishers launch a new book and what roles the book’s editor plays in its success from that point forward.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.1E
Learn how to create writing that triggers emotional responses in your reader. Great for beginning and intermediate writers.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 27, 2022
JOURN X 465.5
Learn to identify stories, target particular outlets, shape pitches and write stories designed for various media entities.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 410.1
Learn how to write a screenplay by developing a compelling story and tackling a feature film script outline in this first course of a four-course sequence.
Format: Remote | Online | Hybrid (Remote) | Hybrid (In-Person)
Next Start Date: June 27, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 410.2
Building on your outline from the first course in the feature film sequence, continue to learn how to write a screenplay by completing the first act of your film script.
Format: Remote | In-Person | Online
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 410.3
Tackle writing up the next 45 pages of your script and learn powerful creative techniques in our third course in the screenwriting sequence.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 410.4
Finish your feature film script and learn revision tactics in our fourth and final basic screenwriting course.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 413
Take a script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 411.1
This course puts experienced screenwriters on track to complete a new script in a supportive community of like-minded writers.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 411.2
This course helps experienced screenwriters complete their new script in a collaborative environment.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 411.3
Writers who have completed at least two feature-length screenplays engage in analysis and revision in this rewriting workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 30, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 410
Learn the basics of writing fiction, from dialogue to description, in this supportive and informative workshop.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 27, 2022
WRITING X 403
Experiment with different sources for stories, such as life experiences, news articles, interviews, history, and mythology, and use in-class exercises to discover the best ways to tell them.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 402
Explore the basics of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in this introductory course for beginning writers searching for their unique voice.
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WRITING X 413.11E
Bring order out of chaos when you articulate all your impulses, ideas, and innovations for your novel into a coherent proposal guiding you to finish the next draft.
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WRITING X 452.3
Set the groundwork for work as a freelance editor in this foundational course offering tools of the trade for successful editors.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 763.4E
Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 6, 2022
WRITING X 461.3E
Explore gay men's experiences in a safe, encouraging workshop environment of peers as you craft compelling fiction and nonfiction.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 463.6E
Get insight into how to get your script noticed in screenwriting competitions to push your career forward.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 452.4E
Get a good foundation in English grammar in this course designed for students who want to work in editing or who want to bring sharper skills to their own writing.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 421.1
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing half-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online | Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: July 2, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT X 421.2
Go from outline to the first draft script of a half-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: Hybrid (In-Person) | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: July 5, 2022
SCRIPT X 422.1
Learn how to write a TV script in this course that takes you from half-hour pilot idea to beat sheet and the first 10 pages of your script.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.2
Finish your half-hour pilot script as you rework, refine, and revise your progress made until you reach the end.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.1N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing half-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
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SCRIPT X 421.2N
Turn your existing half-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.9
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 417.1E
Learn about the horror genre and develop an outline and first chapter for your project in this workshop suitable for beginners.
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WRITING X 417.2E
Continue with your horror novel in progress, considering structure, suspense, and character.
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WRITING 755.4E
Learn to work strategically toward finding an agent in this workshop that helps you develop a pitch, a list of agents, and materials that identify you as a serious writer prepared for success.  
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WRITING X 424.5E
Find out how to become a professional nonfiction writer in this career-focused course for beginning writers.
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JOURN 703
How to Write Like Hemingway (and speak Journalese) takes learners through Hemingway’s Four Rules of Writing and teaches the basics of news media, including spotting weak stories and conquering writer’s block.
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WRITING X 424.13E
Get concrete, step-by-step advice for crafting a book proposal that sells from an industry insider with extensive experience.
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WRITING X 432.6E
Enhance your writing in any genre by learning to incorporate techniques of poetry, helping you discover untapped creativity in your own work.
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SCRIPT 726.12
Learn why and how to write responsibly about characters with rich, complex identities in this course designed to maximize representation of voices and stories in film and television.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.8E
Learn how a poem's form can elevate its impact as you experiment with and ultimately invent your own forms.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 461.9E
Get ruthless with your own drafts and discover ways to elevate your writing to its greatest potential in this workshop devoted only to revision techniques.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 456.1
Get hands-on work in the field as part of your Certificate in Literary Representation or Certificate in Editing and Publishing.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Next Start Date: June 21, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 721.4E
Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 23, 2022
WRITING X 400
Perfect for students new to creative writing, this course introduces you to various forms of writing in small, supportive workshop groups.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 23, 2022
WRITING 741.2E
Learn how to start writing picture books in this basic workshop for absolute beginners.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 400
Get a crash course on various aspects of writing for silver screens, TV screens, web video, audio podcasts, and/or comics in this high-level overview of what each genre offers writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 21, 2022
JOURN 701
Join our free information session to learn how UCLA Extension’s Journalism Certificate can help prepare you to join the growing journalism profession.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 417
Advanced Journalism Certificate students acquire real-world experience while earning academic credit. For more information about prerequisites and the application process, email journalism@uclaextension.edu or call (310) 825-7093.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Next Start Date: June 22, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 464.2E
Explore themes, ideas, and experiences drawn from LGBTQ lives in this workshop designed for writers from LGBTQ+ communities
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 428.1
Learn the fine art of writing comedy sketches and late night talk show bits 
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 455.4E
Once you’ve completed your book, mastering the query letter is the first step you will take on your path to traditional publication. In publishing, 80-90% of all books bought by traditional…
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 27, 2022
WRITING X 424.18E
Learn the basics of nonfiction writing — which offers rich, detailed, and vivid portraits of real events — as you read the best examples of the genre, and begin your own works.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 424.24E
Enhance your understanding of and skills in writing literary journalism in this course blending reportage with powerful storytelling
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 750
This course provides students with mentorship in literary magazine editing and an opportunity to review submissions as part of the magazine's operations.
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WRITING X 455.3
Learn how writers get their names out there and take advantage of opportunities to connect with readers in this practical course on personal branding and promotion.
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WRITING X 421.4
Review and reimagine your creative nonfiction book manuscript in this three-quarter course for students revising their work toward finding and agent and submitting to publishers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 411.6
Get intensive, individualized instruction as you rewrite your novel and set yourself up to prepare agents and publishers to turn your manuscript into a book you are proud to have written. 
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 412.5
Polish your screenplay draft by incorporating powerful cinematic elements and reviewing your story structure in advanced course.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 462
For journalists, media lawyers, paralegals, and other communications professionals, this course analyzes the rights and responsibilities of the media.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 423.1
Find the right true story to tell in this foundational class in writing book-length memoirs.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 423.2
Continue progress on a book length memoir by generating new work and developing strong self-editing skills.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 30, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 423.3
Make significant progress on your memoir draft in this workshop where you refine structure, theme, and honing the author's unique voice.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 423.4
Take your manuscript in progress toward the finish line in this course that helps you become a self-directed writer with a revision practice
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.6E
Get your creative juices flowing with this focused weekend workshop that helps you jump-start work on several new pieces of creative nonfiction writing.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: July 30, 2022
WRITING X 444.1
Shape your novel idea for 8-12 year-old readers into a solid synopsis and outline as you work to generate the first two chapters.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.8E
Invigorate your writing practice by employing mindfulness techniques to unleash language and ideas for writing of all kinds.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: August 6, 2022
WRITING X 415.1E
Start your mystery novel in this course that grounds you in the genre’s basics and helps you craft a compelling story.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 415.2E
Continue your mystery novel draft in progress with lectures, discussions, and workshops that deepen your work. 
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WRITING 721.3E
Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 420
Learn the basics of writing nonfiction in this short introductory course.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: August 3, 2022
WRITING X 411.1
Start writing your novel in this workshop; guiding you through the building blocks of great books while teaching you essential tools for fiction writing.
Format: Online | Remote | In-Person
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 411.2
Continue progress on your novel by deepening your understanding of craft as you work scene-by-scene through your book.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 411.3
Make significant progress on your novel draft in this workshop where you refine character, story, and the emotional resonance of your story.
Format: Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 411.4
Enter the home stretch on writing your novel with this advanced course that helps you address your entire book and prepare for the revision processes.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 411.5
Refine your manuscript into a polished novel as you work closely with peer writers and a master instructor to elevate your work to a professional level.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.10E
Invigorate that story you just can't let go of in this innovative workshop devoted to risk taking and experimentation
Format: Online
Next Start Date: August 3, 2022
SCRIPT X 421.3
Learn how to construct a story and write a script outline for an existing one-hour series in this introductory TV writing course.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: July 5, 2022
SCRIPT X 421.4
Go from outline to the first draft script of a one-hour series, mirroring the professional TV writer's room environment.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.3
Develop the world, characters, tone, and story engine for an original TV series before developing an outline and your script's first act.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.4
Carry your pilot script across the finish line in this workshop focused on helping you fix story problems, maximize drama, and write to the end.
Format: In-Person | Remote | Online
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an existing one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 421.4N
Turn your existing one-hour spec episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.3N
Develop story documents and an outline for a script for an original pilot one-hour TV series in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 422.4N
Turn your original one-hour pilot episode outline into a full script in this fast-paced, intensive workshop.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: August 9, 2022
SCRIPT X 422.10
Improve your existing script draft until it's a story that demands the reader's attention and gets you noticed
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 457.2
Discover what makes opinion writing--editorials, columns, and commentaries--stimulating, memorable, provocative, and persuasive.    
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.16E
Learn to write poems in "persona," or using an identity that is not your own, in this workshop that can open new ways of writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 422.1
Learn to write humorous essays, opinion pieces, and mini-memoirs about your life in this introductory course.
Format: Online | In-Person
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 422.2
Expand your knowledge of what makes personal essays strong in this course for those familiar with personal essay basics.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 422.3
This advanced workshop helps you polish existing essay drafts into powerful pieces suitable for publication.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM X 402
Learn to use tools of persuasion in writing situations of all kinds
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing picture books for children in this introductory workshop.
Format: In-Person
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 441.2
Take your picture book writing to the next level with this intermediate course for writers with a basic understanding of the genre.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 431.1
Learn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and and workshopping.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 431.2
Refine your knowledge of poetry while expanding your craft techniques in this workshop for writers with previous experience writing poems.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 431.3
Focus on a specific project of folio of work in this workshop for poets ready for advanced workshopping and revision.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.11E
Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.1E
Learn to harness popular culture to fuel your writing and respond to social and political events.
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WRITING X 432.2E
Find ways to address social issues in this course that helps you identify ways poetry can respond to current events and unite people around individual perspectives.
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WRITING X 461.2E
Approach writing from a variety of perspectives to discover new ideas, techniques, and skills in this workshop for writers of all genres.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.11E
Learn to write at the intersection of prose and poetry in this workshop devoted to the imaginative and innovative possibilities in writing poetry without line breaks.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 26, 2022
WRITING X 432.14E
Learn to write at the intersection of prose and poetry in this workshop devoted to the imaginative and innovative possibilities in writing poetry without line breaks.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.12E
Learn what makes a prose poem a prose poem and how to employ the possibilities of this form.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 700.4
Join instructors from the Writers’ Program as they read from their recent publications in this beloved annual tradition.
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WRITING 700.3
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts that features special networking opportunities for students.
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WRITING 714.3E
Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.
Format: Online
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WRITING X 432.7E
Explore contemporary and innovative approaches to poetic forms while drawing inspiration from the work of outstanding contemporary poets.
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JOURN X 440.1
An introduction to multiple topics in journalism, including news judgment, analysis, and ethics, as well as basic best practices of writing, research, and reporting. 
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JOURN X 440.2
Build on the skills, discussion, and analysis from Reporting and Writing I to take a more hands-on approach to various styles of journalism.
Format: Online
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JOURN X 440.3
This signature course culminates the learnings of Reporting and Writing I and II into a comprehensive look at what it means to work in media today and the possibilities and realities of the industry.  
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SCRIPT X 464.1E
Learn to identify ways to improve your own scripts by adopting a toolbox of revision techniques and questions for reflection
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WRITING X 413.16
Get yourself ready to write your first novel by learning more about jargon and practices you'll encounter along the way, and begin to plan your writing process
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 414.1E
Start writing your romance novel in this introductory course covering plot, structure, and industry guidelines.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 414.2E
Make substantial progress on a romance novel draft in this course for students who have completed Romance Writing I.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM 702.1E
Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 16, 2022
WRITING X 416.1E
Start your sci fi or fantasy novel off right with this course that helps you build your world and start telling your story.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 416.2E
Continue your sci fi or fantasy novel in progress in this workshop focusing on plot structure and scenecraft.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
SCRIPT 791.5
Thousands of hopeful screenwriters submit their work to the industry’s most prestigious competitions each year. Hear directly from the administrators of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the…
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 469.5E
Get an overview of the work of script doctors, complete with hands-on opportunities to improve scripts in progress.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
SCRIPT X 425.5
Explore the history of televised storytelling by watching and breaking current shows, developing knowledge to help you craft your own innovative series
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 2, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 462.2
Focus on the critical skills of setting and description in this reading- and exercise-based workshop designed to improve your technique in fiction and nonfiction
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 412.1
Learn the basics of writing short fiction in this introductory course covering the building blocks of good storytelling.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 412.2
Create two new short stories in this workshop for writers familiar with short story basics.
Format: Online | Remote
Next Start Date: June 28, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 412.3
Complete two new short stories in this intensive workshop for experienced short story writers.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 426.1WS
Get a thorough overview of the role of a showrunner in this intensive workshop that prepares you for success in the television industry.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN 704
Sources and Secrets reviews tips to gain sources’ trust, including insight from prize-winning journalists, and platforms available to communicate securely with sensitive sources.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.9E
Kickstart your imagination with this introductory course on writing beyond the ordinary and in alternate realities.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.5E
This introductory two-weekend course lets you immerse yourself in spoken word poetry, leading up to a final performance by members of the class.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 731.1E
Jumpstart your creativity and find poetry in everyday things in this generative lecture and workshop helping you see the world and your writing differently.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.1E
Develop a solid premise and sketch out your story's structure with the goal of completing a six-page detailed synopsis that you can use to complete a draft of your novel.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 462.4
Work to amplify the impact of your plot in telling your story in this technique workshop using readings and discussion to further your craft.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 721.2E
Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.21E
Craft your passion for justice through urgent stories that address pressing social issues in this course.
Format: Hybrid (Remote)
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 762.15E
Learn what makes a scene powerful and essential to your longer prose work through reading, discussion, and workshopping.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.11E
Participants in this workshop will gain understanding and practice for the literary journal submission process. Activities will include identifying personal publication goals, finding open calls that…
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 424
Take a TV pilot script from concept to completion in this intensive workshop for just 8 students.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 428
Study elements of TV journalism, concentrating on news gathering and how to cover an on-the-spot news story with cameras.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 462.4E
Learn how screenwriters can participate in the global market for television series in this workshop helping you jumpstart a project.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 791.1
Learn how agents and authors work together to improve a manuscript and get it to the right editor.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 432.12E
This workshop engages students in the processes of both creation and revision with the goal of evolving drafts into striking, accomplished poems.  Imagery, pacing, line-breaks, compression and…
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WRITING X 461.23
All writers conduct research, and every genre benefits from systematic query and investigation. Whether gathering family stories via oral history, re-walking Paul Revere’s path for a dystopian…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.3E
Learn how to capitalize on your tacit or learned knowledge in this course on using fact-based information in creative writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
JOURN X 439
This course develops the research, interviewing, analysis, and writing skills necessary to generate the data, anecdotes, and character details necessary to tell compelling stories.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 451.3
Get an insider's view of how editors thrive within the publishing industry in this introductory course perfect for writers and professionals who want to break into the field.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.7E
Learn to apply concepts that make stories powerful and memorable in this course exploring what readers can’t resist.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 700.1
Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today's most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference of prerecorded lectures and panels.
Format: Hybrid (Remote) | Remote
Next Start Date: August 27, 2022
WRITING X 461.25
Learn to translate literature into English in this workshop designed for writers with even just a simple understanding of a foreign language.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 763.1E
Develop a plan for how to be a travel writer without leaving your house by mining your memory of past travel and looking at your home community as a destination.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.17E
Develop a deeper authenticity in your writing by learning how to blend lived experiences with imagined realities.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 29, 2022
SCRIPT X 441.1
Learn the basics of writing for video games in this course covering foundation ideas in narrative design and collaboration.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 464.1
Join a community of writers of color exploring how storytelling capturing your lived experiences fits into a rich global tradition of writing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 464.4E
Writers of all genres can bring a single long-form work or several shorter pieces in progress to this workshop dedicated to fostering underrepresented voices of color
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING 700.2
Writers' Program Network of Writers (WP NOW) Members learn to access and make the most of the benefits and opportunities of this membership program. 
Format: Online
Next Start Date: April 25, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING 701.2E
Drop in on a judgment-free generative writing space where you can connect with other writers and jumpstart new work.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 463.1E
Join a community of motivated women writers in this workshop designed to help you explore and share your stories.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.10E
Use works of visual art as your prompt for writing new work as you examine how published writers have used this technique in recent history.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.6E
This ambitious workshop guides you to achieve the unthinkable: a novel draft in just 10 weeks.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 413.7E
Dive right into to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with this workshop designed to help you achieve success with pre- and post-November activities.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 714.2E
Hear from experts working in the Los Angeles editing and publishing field in this pre-recorded webinar covering professional development and career options.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 790.3
The Certificate Resource Session offers certificate students detailed information on how to navigate their curriculum, enroll in courses, submit to advanced classes, and complete the program, as well…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 790
Learn about how the Writers’ Program can help you achieve your writing goals in this informative, interactive session that includes an opportunity for advising.
Format: Remote
Next Start Date: July 26, 2022
WRITING X 413.12E
For writers familiar with traditional fiction writing, this course helps you learn innovative techniques for writing unconventional stories that invigorate your readers.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.3E
Find stories from your life to turn into written works in this encouraging course that focuses on generating new work instead of revising and critiquing.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 762.5E
Learn how to write poetry for very young readers in this workshop for absolute beginners.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 415.1WS
Upgrade your script with scenes that hang together in compelling sequences using the most powerful techniques at a screenwriter's' disposal.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 760.1
Join a small group of committed writers for four full days of uninterrupted writing time, craft talks, and camaraderie in the idyllic setting of UCLA's Lake Arrowhead Conference Center.
Format: Independent Study/Internship
Next Start Date: September 18, 2022
SCRIPT X 416.3E
Learn how studios review and approve screenplays as you get hands-on experience in the critical art of writing coverage on scripts.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: July 6, 2022
WRITING X 424.20E
Try out a variety of nonfiction writing forms in this class for students with a goal to sell their writing for publication.
Next Start Date: TBA
SCRIPT X 410.1WS
Jumpstart your first feature film project in this intensive workshop that will help you refine your story, craft an outline, and teach you screenplay structure.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 763.3E
Navigate the complex agent search process in this workshop offering advice and actions for finding the right agent for your work.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING 791.2
Learn what makes your funding application stand out among many others in a competitive field
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 446.2E
Get a strong introduction to writing for children, from picture books through complex young adult novels, in this workshop perfect for beginners.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 446.3E
Continue to develop your skills in children’s writing in this workshop that helps you dive deeper into your genre and develop powerful stories through workshopping.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 461.14E
Explore the erotic as a genre as you learn to incorporate writing about sex and sexuality artfully into your writing, no matter its subject.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 413.4E
This course expands the study of science fiction and fantasy writing to include both short and novel-length fiction. Infusing a narrative with originality and fantastic literature's…
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.26E
Tap into your wealth of knowledge in the fields of metaphysical topics to craft an irresistible book for a specialized audience.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.25E
Learn to write professional-level critiques of movies, TV, books, and other art as you develop your critical eye and build language that captures your perspective.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 424.15E
Learn to write provocative pieces on current events and trends in this workshop devoted to crafting powerful essays.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITCOM 701.1E
Increase your confidence in writing by getting an overview of basic writing skills, approaches, and exercises.
Next Start Date: TBA
WRITING X 445.1
Learn about writing for young adults as you complete an outline and first chapter of a novel.
Format: Online
Next Start Date: June 29, 2022 (May still be accepting enrollments)
WRITING X 445.2
Continue progress on a young adult novel in this course focusing on diving deeper into an analysis of your story's elements, while workshop feedback helps you improve from draft to draft.
Next Start Date: TBA
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