Screenwriting - Film and TV Comprehensive, Certificate

Screenwriting - Film and TV Comprehensive, Certificate

This Screenwriting - Film and TV Comprehensive at UCLA Extension allows students with a passion for both feature film and television writing the chance to complete a full-length project in each genre as well as to acquire a working knowledge of the production and business elements of filmmaking. 


This combination of skills will serve students well, whether they seek to become professional writers or take their knowledge of writing into the business side of the entertainment industry. 

Courses are taught by instructors who are produced writers or entertainment professionals possessing significant related experience. Most are Writers Guild of America (WGA) members.


This Screenwriting - Film and TV Comprehensive Screenwriting - Film and TV Comprehensive at UCLA Extension UCLA Extension cannot be completed solely online. Intermediate or advanced level track is also available for those who meet certain requirements.  Please contact an advisor for more details. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    48 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure


  • Pre-Production and Production for Film and Television 
  • Post-Production for Film and Television 
  • The Business of Entertainment 
  • The Language of Filmmaking 

      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

        9897 USD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9897 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
      • National Applies to you

        9897 USD/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9897 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
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      Estimated Total Cost: $10,397

      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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