UCLA Extension

Fall Entry Plan of Study

Cinematography Certificate

Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 4 quarters should select darker shaded courses in each specific quarter, illustrated by the vertical columns of the chart. Lighter shaded courses indicate available course options which may be taken to achieve full-time status during the specific quarter. Cinematography workshops have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.

2 Foundation Courses (8 units)

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television 4 fall/Offered Online winter/Offered Online spring/Offered Online summer/Offered Online
FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking 4 fall Offered Online spring Offered Online

8 Required Cinematography Courses (32 units)

FILM TV X 478.27A Introduction to Cinematography 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.282 The Craft of the Cinematographer 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.436 Composition and Framing for the Motion Picture Camera 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.27B Visualization and Exposure 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.283 Lighting for Emotional Impact 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.27C Advanced Lighting Workshop 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 479.302 Becoming Camera-Savvy: A Workshop for Today’s Filmmakers 4 fall winter spring summer
FILM TV X 478.301 The Role of the Digital Imaging Technician in Cinematography 4 fall winter spring summer

Select 2 Electives (8 units)

Students must complete 2 electives (8 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Cinematography, Directing, Post-Production, Producing, Entertainment Development, Business and Management of Entertainment, Acting, or Music. New electives are added regularly.

X 400-X 499 Various Entertainment Courses 4 fall winter spring summer

Note: Full-time students wishing to add additional electives or take a vacation quarter may extend their program length. F-1 Visa students may have up to 6 quarters to complete their program. Domestic students have a maximum of 3 years.

Charts Legend: Fall Winter Spring Summer Section Offered Online

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