The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program offers certificate programs for those students who prefer a structured course of study. Writers’ Program certificate programs are designed to provide perspective, knowledge, and training in several dynamic writing fields. The breadth and depth of the coordinated, sequential offerings allow you to define and pursue career goals, select courses keyed to your interests, discover or develop your potential for professional growth, and acquire necessary skills.
A grade of “C”or better must be earned in all courses in order to fulfill requirements. Courses may be taken either onsite or online. The benefits of a certificate from the Writers’ Program include advance notice of upcoming courses, free one-on-one script or manuscript consultations, discounted entry fees on screenwriting competitions, preferential treatment on wait lists, a Bruin Card, a gold-seal certificate, and participation in an Extension-wide graduation ceremony at UCLA’s Royce Hall upon completion of all requirements. In addition, Writers’ Program Certificate students can gain access to UCLA Extension’s CareerSpot and enjoy recreation privileges on the UCLA Campus (for a small additional fee).
The following certificates are available from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program:
- Certificate in Fiction (CF 505)
- Certificate in Creative Nonfiction (CF 560)
- Certificate in Feature Film Writing (CF 503)
- Certificate in Television Writing (CF 504)
- Certificate in Film and TV Comprehensive (CF 007)
For more information, click on the links below or call a Writers’ Program advisor at