The Development Certificate is ideal for those interested in becoming development or acquisitions executives and creative producers. After taking a series of 4 foundation courses students learn specific skills that can prepare them for entry-level positions in the industry. They gain an understanding of how to write coverage, develop compelling stories, and make a project attractive to potential buyers.
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200*
Estimated Program Tuition: $8,400
Estimated Cost of Textbook/Materials: $550
Duration: 1 year (Full-Time pace) to 3 years
Unit Requirement: 48
Minimum GPA Requirement for Certificate Completion: 3.0
*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in a certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you access to a variety of program benefits.
The program is open for enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and F-1 Visa students.
To apply for and establish your candidacy in the Development Certificate click here!
Course scheduling and fees subject to change without notice.
Please note that required courses will only count once toward the overall unit requirement for the certificate program.
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Program at a Glance
4 Foundation Courses (16 units)
|Course No. | Title||Units||Fall||Winter||Spring||Summer|
|FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television +||4|
|FILM TV X 404A Post-Production for Film and Television||4|
|MGMT X 403.31 The Business of Entertainment||4|
|FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking||4|
5 Required Development Courses (20 units)
Select 3 Electives (12 units)
Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Entertainment Development, Producing, Business and Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Writers’ Program/Feature Film, Writers’ Program/Television, Writers’ Program/Special Topics in Film & TV, or Music. New electives are added regularly.
|X 400-X 499 Various Entertainment Courses||4|
+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.
* Should be taken prior to X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story.
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