• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

What you can learn in the Film and TV Development Certificate at UCLA Extension

  • The development cycle and how it affects the production of content
  • How to develop compelling stories
  • How to write coverage
  • How to make a project attractive to potential buyers

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:
  • Story Analysis for Film and Television
  • Understanding Genre: How to Develop a Hollywood Classic
  • Story Development Workshop: Crafting Your Original Story
  • The Language of Filmmaking
  • Introduction to Feature Film Development
  • The Business of Entertainment

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:

                  83

                  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:

                  6.5

                  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.

                  Schedule IELTS

                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: 3

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                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.

                Funding

                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.

                The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.