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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.

Want to take instruction up a notch?  This handy guide tells you what to expect in beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level courses.

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 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:

  1. At the “Contact Information” Page, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and initial both boxes under “Privacy Policies.” Continue Checkout.
  2. Click “Start” on the first Application page.
  3. 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 for the course. In other words, it’s 100% free to apply. The full course fee will be due up front to register, prior to attending the course.

The submission deadline for fall quarter is August 21 at midnight (Pacific Time).

Creative Writing (Onsite):

(356707) WRITING X 421.3, Creative Nonfiction III with Barbara Abercrombie

(356738) WRITING X 411.4 Novel IV with Mark Sarvas

(356752) WRITING X 412.3 Short Story III  with Lou Mathews

Creative Writing (Online):

(356699) WRITING X 423.3, Memoir III with Shawna Kenney

(356743) WRITING X 411.4 Novel IV with Lynn Hightower

(356750) WRITING X 411.5 Novel V with Lynn Hightower

(356762) WRITING X 412.3 Short Story III with Adam Prince

Screenwriting (Onsite):

(356662) Writing the One-Hour Drama Pilot: Advanced Workshop with Greg Elliot

Screenwriting (Online):

(356432) Advanced Pilot Re-writing Boot Camp with Jacqueline Zambrano

(356539) Advanced Workshop: One-on-One Feature Film Rewrite with Beverly Gray

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 writers@uclaextension.edu 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
Suite 440
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Main Line: (310) 825-9415
writers@uclaextension.edu

For advisement or course information:

Creative Writing

Ani Cooney
acooney@uclaextension.edu
(310) 825-0107

 

 

 

Nutschell Windsor
nwindsor@uclaextension.edu
(310) 794-1846

 

 

 

Carla Janas
cjanas@uclaextension.edu
(310) 267-4888

 

 

 

 

Screenwriting

Jeff Bonnett:
jbonnett@uclaextension.edu
(310) 206-1542

 

 

 

Chae Ko:
cko@uclaextension.edu
(310) 206-2612

 

 

 

For general information about the Writers’ Program, contact us at writers@uclaextension.edu 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.

Refund Policy:

  • 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.
  • For further details please click here

 

“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

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