UCLA Extension

Film Editing


Editors have one of the most important roles in the filmmaking process, and editing skills are applicable to a variety of entertainment projects ranging from movies to TV series, Web series to documentaries.  Learn the fundamentals of editing theory or gain hands-on instruction and practice on the leading digital editing software.

Students will receive an Award of Completion once the Film Editing Specialization course requirements are met.

Approximate Program Tuition: $2,100
Approximate Cost of Books and Materials: $550
Additional Required Materials: Film Editing Specialization students must have access to a computer with editing software. Editing software and hardware is available at a discount for UCLA Extension students at the UCLA Store. Students are responsible for their own production costs.
Specialization Candidacy Fee: $50
Duration: 1 quarter (full-time course of study) to 1 year
Unit Requirement: 12

To enroll in the Film Editing Specialization click here!

Course scheduling and fees subject to change without notice.

Program at a Glance

2 Required Film Editing Courses (8 units)

Course No. | Title Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
FILM TV X 477.85 Adobe After Effects for Filmmakers: An Introductory Workshop 4 O O
FILM TV X 479.613 The Art and Craft of Film Editing 4 I/R I/O I I/O

Select 1 Editing Software Course (4 units)

FILM TV X 477.84 Introduction to Adobe Premiere 4 I/O O I/R I/O
FILM TV X 478.311 Editing with Final Cut Pro X: Comprehensive Workshop 4 O
FILM TV X 479.28 Introduction to Avid Media Composer 4 I I

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