UCLA Extension

Fall Entry Plan of Study

Cinematography Certificate

Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 3 quarters should select the shaded courses in each specific quarter, illustrated by the vertical columns of the chart. Cinematography workshops have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.

2 Foundation Courses (8 units)

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

6 Required Cinematography Courses (24 units)

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

Select 1 Elective (4 units)

Students must complete 1 elective (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Cinematography, Directing, Post-Production, Producing, Film & TV Development, Business & Management of Entertainment, Acting, or Music. New electives are added regularly.

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

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 5 quarters to complete their program. Domestic students have a maximum of 3 years.

Charts Legend: Classroom, Remote, or Hybrid Instruction  Online Instruction

Please note this is a new curriculum. If you need to refer to the previous curriculum, click here.