Certificate On Campus


UCLA Extension

12 months
8800 USD/year
8800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Master the art of filmmaking. This Directing program at UCLA Extension will teach the craft of directing through producing an original short film.


This Directing program from UCLA Extension is perfect for aspiring directors looking for a hands-on education to learn the art of making movies.

What you can learn.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the filmmaking process, including image composition and lighting, camera movements, editing, sound, budgeting, and scheduling
  • How to work with actors, and the directorial skills required for a successful artistic collaboration
  • How to prepare a film for shooting, such as script analysis, casting, camera blocking, planning the shot list, photographing the subtext, film grammar, visual composition, the role of music, and sound effects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Art and Craft of Film Editing
  • The Language of Filmmaking
  • Directing Workshop: Composition and Movement
  • Directing Workshop: Storytelling
  • Directing Actors for the Screen
  • Advanced Filmmaking Workshop: Production and Post-ProductionDeveloping Your Short Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply to a certificate program
  • Complete the International Student Certificate Program Application
  • Purchase health insurance
  • Provide us with your supporting documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

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.


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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Updated over a year ago

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