UCLA Extension

Program at a Glance

Entertainment Studies Certificate

The Entertainment Studies Certificate offers maximum flexibility in scheduling. When selecting courses, it is recommended that students select 1 foundation course and 1 or more courses from the required areas of study each quarter. Remaining units are met with electives.

Please note that required courses will only count once toward the overall unit requirement for the certificate program.

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 / / / /

1 Acting Course (4 units)

X 400-X 499 Select 1 Acting Course 4

1 Cinematography Course (4 units)

X 400-X 499 Select 1 Cinematography Course 4

1 Directing Course (4 units)

X 400-X 499 Select 1 Directing Course 4

1 Development Course (4 units)

X 400-X 499 Select 1 Entertainment Development Course 4

1 Producing Course (4 units)

X 400-X 499 Select 1 Producing Course 4

Select 3 Electives (12 units)

Students must complete 3 electives (12 units) from courses numbered X 400-499 in Acting, Cinematography, Directing, Film & TV Development, Producing, Business & Management of Entertainment, Post-Production, Writers’ Program/Screenwriting, or Music. New electives are added regularly.

FILM TV X 407.51 Pitching For Impact: Coming Alive With Your Story of Who You Are & What You Do 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 476.39 Making Your First Short Film 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
MGMT X 403.01 Legal Primer for the Entertainment Business 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter/ Offered Spring Offered Summer/
MGMT X 403.61 Marketing and Distributing Independent Films Across All Platforms 4 Offered Fall/ Offered Winter Offered Spring/ Offered Summer
MUSC X 448.35 Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
MGMT X 403.34 Entertainment Financing: From First $ to Distribution of Profits 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 479.613 The Art and Craft of Film Editing 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 477.84 Introduction to Adobe Premiere 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 478.9 The Craft of the Director 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 479.482 Television Development: From Idea to Small Screen 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 431 A World of International Filmmaking 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 478.13A The Art of Line Producing 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer
FILM TV X 499.2 Film and Television Internship 4 Offered Fall Offered Winter Offered Spring Offered Summer

 

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

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