As a continuing Writers’ Program student, you’ve likely completed a course or two but are unsure of next steps. With more than 100 courses to choose from each quarter, we’re not at all surprised. Here are some useful links you can use to help with your decision-making.
The Writers’ Program offers several advanced-level courses each quarter in screenwriting and creative writing, both onsite and online. These courses are primarily workshop-based and are designed for students who are well into their projects. Admission into advanced-level courses is by submission only.
The selection process for advanced courses is competitive. All applicants will be notified regarding their enrollment at least two weeks prior to the first day of class. We are unable to provide any comments or critiques on student submissions.
Instructions for Submitting to Advanced-Level Courses:
Click on the name and registration # of your desired course below. Either log in with your existing student account and then “add to cart”, or click “add to cart” and follow the prompts to create a new or returning student account. Then, follow the remaining instructions below:
- At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
- Click “Start” on the first Application page.
- On the 2nd Application page, click “Start” on the bottom left side of the page.
After that, you will be asked to upload a file as a writing sample. If you are pre-approved, check the “pre-approved” box and fill out your information. Once you finish the steps, click “Submit Application.”
NOTE: Despite being asked to enter payment information, YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED for this course unless you choose to enroll if / when you receive a notice of acceptance. There is no fee to apply to advanced-level courses.
The submission deadline for winter advanced courses is
December 4 at midnight (Pacific Time).
NOTE: THE WINTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. SEE INDIVIDUAL COURSE LISTINGS BELOW FOR THE NEW DATES. MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 PM (PST) ON EACH DATE.
WRITING X 412.3 – Short Story III with Paul Mandelbaum — Dec 11, 2017
WRITING X 411.5- Novel V with Lynn Hightower — Dec 11, 2017
WRITING X 422.3- Personal Essay III with Victoria Zackheim — Dec 18, 2017
WRITING X 411.4- Novel IV with Robert Eversz — Dec 11, 2017
FILM TV X 434.5 – Advanced Script Clinic: First Aid for First Drafts — Dec 18, 2017
FILM TV X 432.9 – Rewriting Your One-Hour or Half-Hour Television Spec or Pilot Script: Advanced Workshop — Dec 18. 2017
FILM TV X 432.4B – Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop — Dec 18, 2017
Please note that the final refund deadline for any advanced course is one week prior to its start date. While waiting for permission to enroll, you may enroll in a second Writers’ Program course of your choice. If you are subsequently granted permission to enroll in an advanced course, you may drop your second choice course and transfer into the advanced course without penalty; however you will be responsible for any difference in course fees.
Submissions sent after the deadline may not be accepted. Deadlines are subject to change. Contact the Writers’ Program by phone at (310) 825-9415 for the most up to date information.
If you do not receive an email confirmation saying that your submission has been received, please contact the Writers’ Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 825-9415. The Writers’ Program is not responsible for lost submissions due to technical issues.
In addition to our extensive quarterly offerings, the Writers’ Program provides numerous services that may be of interest to you as you continue your writing education.
Friendly and knowledgeable Writers’ Program advisors are available from 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday to help you map out a strategy for accomplishing your writing goals.
UCLA Extension Writers’ Program
10995 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Main Line: (310) 825-9415
For advisement or course information:
For general information about the Writers’ Program, contact us at email@example.com or calling 310-825-9415.
Student Portal: Entry to your online course on Canvas.
Textbooks: Need to purchase a book for class?
Transcripts: Request a copy of your transcript.
Graduation: Held in June of each year, the graduation ceremony at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus is for Extension students who have completed their certificate coursework between the previous fall and summer quarters. Contact an advisor at the Writers’ Program to confirm that you meet eligibility requirements at (310) 825-9415.
FAQ’s: Get answers to frequently asked questions about our program.
Screenwriting Resource Page: Click here to view a compilation of popular websites that promote or publish news, insights, contests, fellowships, jobs, books, blogs, and networking opportunities related to the screenwriting trade. It’s included here as a reference for students interested in writing for film and television.
Early Enrollment Discount: UCLA Extension offers a 10% discount on most courses when you enroll at least one month in advance. Use the code “EARLY” to take advantage of this offer. Restricted courses are not discounted.
- Onsite Courses: Deadline is typically 2 days after the start date of the course.
- Online Courses: Deadline is typically 6 days after the start date of the course.
- Restricted Courses: Deadline is typically 7 days before the start date of the course.
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“Taking workshops with the Writers’ Program changed the way I view writing and conceptualize myself as I writer. It sparked a fit of creativity and productivity in me that made me confident enough to pursue my writing with all my heart.”
Emily Hunt Kivel, accepted into Columbia University MFA Program