UCLA Extension

Program at a Glance

Cinematography Certificate

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 R/O I/O I/O R/O
FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking 4 R/O I/O I/O R/O

6 Required Cinematography Courses (24 units)

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

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, or Acting. New electives are added regularly.

FILM TV X 478.9 The Craft of the Director 4 R I
FILM TV X 476.95 Directing Workshop I: Composition and Movement 4 R I/R I/R R
FILM TV X 475.44 Directing Actors for the Screen 4 R I/R I R
FILM TV X 479.613 The Art and Craft of Film Editing 4 R I/O I O
FILM TV X 477.84 Introduction to Adobe Premiere 4 O O O O
FILM TV X 499.2 Film and Television Internship 4 I/R I/R I/R I/R

Chart Legend: I = In-Person | R = Remote | O = Online | H (I/R) = Hybrid (In-Person/Remote)

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