This program is perfect for...
- Aspiring screenwriters new to writing
- Writers who want to transition to feature film writing
- Working screenwriters looking to hone in on scene, dialogue, and other skills
What you can learn.
- How to write and revise a feature film script
- How to sharpen elements of your writing, including dialogue, character, and conflict
- The business aspects of feature film writing
- Insight from entertainment professionals and Writers Guild of America (WGA) members
What our certificates have done for our students.
feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers
1 in 4
received a salary increase after starting a certificate program
switched careers after completing a certificate program
recommend a certificate program to others
Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.
In addition to the required courses, students must complete an additional 6 units from Feature Film Writing or TV Writing. Courses in Entertainment Studies are not eligible.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.
Application & Candidacy Fee
Estimated Program Tuition
Estimated program textbook/materials
*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.
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Exclusive Benefits for Writers' Program Certificate Students:
- Receive a 30 minute, one-on-one goal-setting consultation with a Writers’ Program advisor, who charts out certificate program curriculum based on current student’s level of experience, interests, and writing goals
- Receive advance notice of upcoming Writers’ Program courses and enroll before the general public each quarter
- Receive preferential placement on wait lists
- Get valuable feedback through a 1-on-1 script consultation with a Writers’ Program instructor after completion of coursework (value up to $775)
- Save money on application fees when entering the UCLA Extension Feature Film or Television Writing competitions
- Plus, enjoy several other benefits simply by being a UCLA Extension certificate student