Acting, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


What you can learn in the Acting programme at UCLA Extension

  • Foundations of entertainment and acting
  • Performance skills
  • Improvisation skills
  • Auditioning skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Improvisation Techniques for the Actor: A Course in Spontaneity
  • Voice and Movement for the Screen Actor
  • The Working Actor: Get the Audition, Book the Job
  • Delivering Memorable Auditions for Film and Television: A Workshop for Actors in Cold Reading and Interview Techniques
  • Acting Techniques: The Fundamentals
  • Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

              • Minimum required score:


                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              Documents required:

              • Financial certification, such as a bank statement or bank letter, declaring you have a minimum of $26,300 USD, or equivalent, to cover your school and living expenses for a year.
              • A copy of your TOEFL iBT score or Academic IELTS score, which must be no more than two years old.
              • A copy of the page in your passport showing your full legal name, birth date, passport expiration date, and photograph.
              • An official copy of high school or college transcripts. An English copy must be included with foreign language transcripts.
              • One passport-size photo.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                9150 USD/full
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              • National Applies to you

                9150 USD/full
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Los Angeles

              • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              Check the programme website for information about funding options.

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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