The Professional Program in Producing is modeled after the UCLA M.F.A. Producers Program and provides an intensive overview of the contemporary film, TV and digital media landscape, up-to-the-minute industry insight, and the tools needed to navigate the studio and independent marketplace.

Small seminar-style lectures and Q&A sessions provide ample opportunity to network with like-minded, ambitious individuals with varied professional backgrounds. Many students have formed business connections with classmates, developed projects together and shaped partnerships.

Taught by core UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television faculty, this graduate-level competitive program also features notable guest speakers such as Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), Whitney Wade (God of War series), Paul Green (Anonymous Content), Sheila Hanahan-Taylor (Final Destination series), Eric Shamlin (Virtual Reality), Adam Fogelson (Chairman of STX) and many more.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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Deadline Dates

International Students:
April 2, 2018

U.S. Students:
May 15, 2018

Tuition: $5,500

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2018 Professional Program in Producing.


Start Date: June 25, 2018
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 10 weeks
End Date: August 30, 2018
Location: UCLA Campus



The following topics are typically covered in the Professional Program in Producing:

Production Preparation, Career Planning, Low Budget Filmmaking/Line Producing, Post Production Supervision, Financing, Story, Pitching, Contracts/Negotiations, Clearance/Copyright, Legal Issues for Independent Projects, Representation, Television Development, Feature Film Marketing, Television Marketing, Theatrical Distribution (Domestic and International), Budgeting, The Television Executive, New Distribution, Producing/Directing for TV, Producing the Animated Feature, Post-Production Editing, Post-Production Sound, Producing for Video Games, Producing for Digital Media (Studio and Indie), Multiplatform Storytelling, Virtual Reality and more.


At this time there are no required materials for this course. In the event that course materials are needed, they will be supplied by UCLA.


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Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2018 Professional Program in Producing.

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