UCLA Extension

Certificate Programs

Certificate-BrochureThe 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, a free one-on-one script consultation or a 100-page manuscript consultation, discounted entry fees on screenwriting competitions, preferential treatment on wait lists, a Bruin Card, a 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 are enrolled in the UCLA Alumni Association at no charge.

The following certificates are available from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program:

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These two certificates (below) are no longer open to new enrollments but are referenced here as a courtesy to students who are currently completing the program.  If you are enrolled in one of these certificate programs below, please contact a Writers’ Program advisor at (310) 825-9415.

  • Certificate in Fiction (CF 505)
  • Certificate in Creative Nonfiction (CF 560)


Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Certificate Programs FAQ

Feature Film, Television, Screenwriting Comprehensive Certificate Programs FAQ

Interested in the entertainment industry? The UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies program provides dynamic professional training in the art and business of film/television and music, and offers specialized certificates in the following areas: