UCLA Extension

Film & TV Development

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The Film and TV Development Certificate is ideal for those interested in becoming development or acquisitions executives and creative producers in the Film and TV industry. 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 Film and TV 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.

Click on a selection from the right navigation menu for complete program requirements and quarter by quarter enrollment recommendations.

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 Offered Fall/Offered Online Offered Winter/Offered Online Offered Spring/Offered Online Offered Summer/Offered Online
FILM TV X 404A Post-Production for Film and Television 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter/Offered Online Offered Spring Offered Summer/Offered Online
MGMT X 403.31 The Business of Entertainment 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter/Offered Online Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking 4 Offered Fall Offered Online Offered Spring Offered Online

5 Required Development Courses (20 units)

MGMT X 403.61 Marketing and Distributing Independent Films across All Platforms 4 Offered Fall/Offered Online Offered Online Offered Spring/Offered Online Offered Online
FILM TV X 476.22 Story Analysis for Film and Television * 4 Offered Fall/Offered Online Offered Winter/Offered Online Offered Spring/Offered Online Offered Summer/Offered Online
FILM TV X 476.242 Understanding Genre: How to Develop a Hollywood Classic 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story 4 Offered Fall/Offered Online Offered Winter/Offered Online Offered Spring/Offered Online Offered Summer/Offered Online
FILM TV X 476.894 Introduction to Feature Film Development * 4 Offered Online Not Offered Winter Offered Online Not Offered Summer

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 Not Offered Fall Offered Winter Not Offered Spring Offered Summer

+ 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.

Charts Legend: Fall Winter Spring Summer Section Offered Online

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