UCLA Extension

About the Writers’ Program


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As the largest and most comprehensive continuing education writing program worldwide, the Writers’ Program offers more than 400 annual open-enrollment* courses onsite and online in feature film writing, television writing, novel writing, short fiction, personal essay, memoir, poetry, playwriting, writing for the youth market, and publishing.

Writers’ Program students have gone on to publish and produce hundreds of popular books, plays, feature films, and television shows.  To name a few:

30 Days of Night
A Chorus Line
Bad Teacher
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Dawson’s Creek
Everybody Loves Raymond
Franklin & Bash
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Game of Thrones

Grey’s Anatomy
Grumpy Old Men
Hawaii Five-O
Herbie Fully Loaded
Judging Amy
Just Shoot Me
Kinsey Millhone series
Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Letters from Iwo Jima
Mary Coin
Mrs. Doubtfire
Paint it Black
Palo Alto Stories
Parks and Recreation
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Saturday Night Live
Sex and the City
Shanghai Noon
Spider-Man 2
The Following
The Memory Thief
The Office
The Onion Field
The West Wing
There Must Be a Pony!
Vampire Diaries
White Oleander
Year One

You too can become a Writers’ Program success story!  Take that all-important first step by calling us at (310) 825-9415.  Our knowledgeable advisors will help you choose the right course and instructor to help you meet your writing goals.

And that’s not all!

In addition to courses, the Writers’ Program offers 5 certificate programs; a 4-day Writers Studio; Master Classes; manuscript and screenplay consultation services; online mentorship programs; literary and screenwriting competitions; and a free annual Publication Party.

Ready to enroll in a Writers’ Program course?  Go here.

To read the archives of Writers’ Program success stories, go here.

*As UCLA’s principal provider of continuing education, the majority of UCLA Extension courses are designed for the post-baccalaureate professional-level student. Enrollment is therefore normally reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. The Writers’ Program may consent to enroll younger students based on special academic competence and approval of the instructor. Students under 18 who enroll in a Writers’ Program course without first receiving permission of the instructor are subject to withdrawal. To request instructor approval, please contact the Writers’ Program at (310) 825-9415.