UCLA Extension

Spring Entry Plan of Study

Film & TV Development Certificate

Full-time students who wish to complete their program in 4 quarters should select darker shaded courses in each specific quarter, illustrated by the vertical columns of the chart. Lighter shaded courses indicate available course options which may be taken to achieve full-time status during the specific quarter. Online courses have limited spaces; early enrollment is recommended.

4 Foundation Courses (16 units)

Course No. | Title Units Spring Summer Fall Winter
FILM TV X 404 Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television + 4 R/O R/O/I R/O/I I/O
FILM TV X 404A Post-Production for Film and Television 4 I/O O/H(I) I/O I/R/O
MGMT X 403.31 The Business of Entertainment 4 R/O O/H(I)/I I/R/O I/R/O
FILM TV X 476.581 The Language of Filmmaking 4 R/O R/O/I I/O I/O

5 Required Development Courses (20 units)

MGMT X 403.61 Marketing and Distributing Independent Films across All Platforms 4 R/O O I/O O
FILM TV X 476.22 Story Analysis for Film and Television * 4 R/O I/O I/O I/O
FILM TV X 476.242 Understanding Genre: How to Develop a Hollywood Classic 4 I/O I/O
FILM TV X 476.244 Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story 4 R/O R/O O/H(I) I/O
FILM TV X 476.894 Introduction to Feature Film Development * 4 O O

Select 3 Electives (12 units)

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

X 400-X 499 Various Entertainment Courses 4 I/R/O I/R/O I/R/O I/R/O

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

+ 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.

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