UCLA Extension

Program at a Glance

Directing Certificate

3 Foundation Courses (12 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 404A Post-Production for Film and Television 4 R/O I/R/O I/O R/O
FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking 4 R/O I/O I/O R/O

8 Required Directing Courses (34 units)

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 476.95B Directing Workshop II: Storytelling * 4 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 476.271 Production Sound for Directors 2 R H(R)
FILM TV X 476.243 Developing Your Short Film 4 R I/R I R
FILM TV X 476.12B Advanced Filmmaking Workshop: Production and Post-Production ** 8 H(R) R

Select 1 Elective (4 units)

Students must complete 1 elective (4 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in DirectingCinematographyFilm & TV Development, Producing, Business & Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Acting, or Writers’ Program/Screenwriting. New electives are added regularly.

THEATER X 407.5 Acting Techniques: The Fundamentals 4 R I/R I R
FILM TV X 476.6 Low-Budget Filmmaking 4 O H(I) O R
FILM TV X 478.432 Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television 4 R R 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
MUSC X 484.31 Music Supervision for Film and Television 4 R I I
MUSC X 482.3 Bringing the Power of Music to Film: A Film Scoring Seminar 4 R
MUSC X 482.8 Anatomy of a Film Score 4 R I
FILM TV X 499.2 Film and Television Internship 4 I/R I/R I/R I/R

+ Should be completed within the first 2 quarters of study.

* Should be taken in sequential order.

** Should be taken in the last quarter of the program.

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