The Writers’ Program is one of the most prestigious creative writing and screenwriting continuing education programs in the nation. Our open admissions policy and supportive community ensure that all students are inspired and guided to do their best work. Our curriculum includes 400 annual writing courses, offered both onsite and online, taught by a diverse corps of 200 published and produced professionals. We also offer certificate programs, specializations, literary and screenplay competitions, scholarships, a Writers Studio, and one-on-one mentorships and consultations.




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 Game of Thrones Mrs. Doubtfire The Following
A Chorus Line Grace Paint it Black The Memory Thief
Bad Teacher Grey’s Anatomy Palo Alto Stories The Office
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Grumpy Old Men Parks and Recreation The Onion Field
Collateral Hawaii Five-O Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl The West Wing
Dawson’s Creek Herbie Fully Loaded Roswell There Must Be a Pony!
Dexter Judging Amy Saturday Night Live Tsotsi
Entourage Just Shoot Me Scream Twilight
Everybody Loves Raymond Kinsey Millhone series Sex and the City Vampire Diaries
Franklin & Bash Kitchens of the Great Midwest Shanghai Noon White Oleander
Friends Letters from Iwo Jima Smallville Witness
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Mary Coin Spider-Man 2 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.

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.

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