Cinematography, Certificate

Cinematography, Certificate


After taking a series of foundation courses, students gain skills in camera techniques and digital technologies while developing an individual aesthetic and artistic point of view. Students have the opportunity to learn to shoot both in film and video with this Cinematography Cinematography Certificate at UCLA Extension UCLA Extension.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Duration description

      Estimated Duration (Half-Time pace): Up to 12 quarters

  • Credits
    48 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  •  Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television 
  •  The Language of Filmmaking 
  • Introduction to Cinematography 
  • The Craft of the Cinematographer 
  • Composition and Framing for the Motion Picture Camera 
  •  Visualization and Exposure 
  • Lighting for Emotional Impact 

              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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              • 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

              • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
              • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
              • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
              • Send required documents to the International Student Office

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    10800 USD/full
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 10800 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
                  • National Applies to you

                    10800 USD/full
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 10800 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                  Estimated Total Cost: $11,550

                  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.

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