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Production and Directing

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

36 months
Duration
32858 USD/year
32858 USD/year
17456 USD/year
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About

The Production and Directing program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a three-year program designed to develop artists in film, television and digital media.

Overview

About the Program

For more than half a century, the Production and Directing program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have trained students in the art and technique of media production while expanding their understanding of the critical, theoretical and historical components of these art forms. Our goal is to infuse the highest standards of craftsmanship, coupled with imaginative freedom and a sense of social responsibility.

The Art of Collaboration

The first year of the program introduces students to foundational skills and collaborative processes for all aspects of filmmaking. The curriculum includes screenwriting, directing, documentary, cinematography, editing, postproduction and production planning, as well as exposure to critical and historical contexts for media making and study.

Faculty Mentorship

In the second year of the program, students work closely with faculty mentors to deepen their understanding of production techniques and impactful storytelling strategies. Each student will have the opportunity to write, direct, edit and realize their own vision with creative projects in fictional narrative, documentary, digital media or experimental film, while also taking courses in cinema and media studies and advanced filmmaking techniques.

Thesis Production

In the third year, students focus on their thesis production, which may be in documentary or narrative form. Although the majority of the third year is devoted to writing, planning, shooting and editing the thesis film, students also have the option of taking elective classes to deepen their skills and broaden their exposure to adjacent areas of study (screenwriting, producing, animation, digital media, etc.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directing/Coverage
  • Direction of Actors for Film and Television
  • Advanced Direction of Actors for Film and Television
  • Advanced Coverage
  • Directing Actors for Camera
  • Writing Short Screenplays

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Satisfy the University of California’s Graduate Admission Requirements
  • Complete equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Upload a Short Film Treatment
  • Unofficial copies of all Transcripts.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Any international applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to UCLA, and, if admitted, upon arrival
  • U.S. immigration law requires that international applicants, if admitted, show documented evidence that sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees, transportation, and living expenses are available for the first year of their studies at UCLA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    32858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32858 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    17456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17456 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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