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Five Compelling Reasons to Apply for a Master Class

master classWriters’ Program master classes are special programs designed for advanced students who are committed to getting published or produced. This fall, the Writers’ Program is offering three master classes:

Master Class in Novel Writing (Online/Low-Residency, 9 Months)

Master Class in Feature Film Writing (Online/Low Residency, 9 Months)

Master Class in Television Pilot Writing (Onsite, 6 Months)

These master classes are competitive, intensive, and oftentimes challenging. So why should you apply? Read on to discover five great reasons.

  1. You get intensive, personalized guidance from an industry professional.

All Writers’ Program instructors are published writers or professionals working in the field. The master class instructors in particular are chosen for their high-level teaching skills, as well as their ability to help students draw out their best work. This year, all three of our master class instructors are recipients of the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award.

  1. You get to bond with other dedicated writers.

Out of a pool of applicants, only 8 students are selected to be part of each master class. If you are one of the lucky few, you’ll get to know your classmates’ works just as well as you know your own. Over the course of 6-9 months, you will provide each other with helpful feedback, support, and encouragement. Many students form lasting friendships and writing partnerships thanks to master classes.

  1. You get a discounted candidacy fee if you decide to apply for a certificate program.

Not only do you get $50 – $100 off certificate fees while enrolled in the master class, you also get to apply the 6 (Television Pilot Writing) or 9 (Novel Writing, Feature Film Writing) master class units toward your core certificate requirements.

  1. You are guaranteed free entry into some of the Writers’ Programs awards and competitions.

Specifically, you’re guaranteed free entry into the James Kirkwood Literary Awards competition, the UCLA Extension Feature Film Writing Competition or the UCLA Extension Television Pilot Writing Competition. Winners from these competitions have gotten into top MFA programs, published their works, or landed representation.

  1. Lastly, your work will be read by a professional.

At the end of your Master Class in Novel Writing, a sample of your work is read by a professional literary agent. If you’re part of the Master Class in Television Writing or the Master Class in Feature Film Writing, your work may be read by an agent, producer, manager or a development executive.

Master class applicants must submit a $50 application fee along with a complete first draft of a novel, feature film script, television pilot or spec script in order to apply. Please check the website for more details, including application deadlines.

Don’t miss out on the amazing opportunities the master classes provides.  Click on the links below to apply now:

Master Class in Novel Writing (Application Due: August 26th, 2016, 4PM PST)

Master Class in Television Pilot Writing (Application Due: August 28th, 2016, 4PM PST)

Master Class in Feature Film Writing  (Application Due: August 29th, 2016, 4PM PST)

Nutschell Windsor is the Program Representative for Creative Writing (online) and Events. Contact her at (310) 794-1846 or nwindsor@uclaextension.edu.

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