Students in our programs come from a wide variety of backgrounds and may hold conflicting worldviews. It is possible, at some point during the program, you will fundamentally disagree with or be triggered by the subject matter of someone else’s work, and no amount of earnest discussion about the topic will ease this disagreement. If, in a case like this, you feel the need to remove yourself from the discussion of a particular person’s work, we understand, and your grade will not suffer for it. Just let your instructor and the Professional Programs office know. Conversely, if the entire class feels the need to remove themselves from discussion of your own work, you may want to reconsider the viability of your project and bring in another project instead, but you will not be forced to do so.
STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY
Students who regularly attend the program will receive a certificate of completion. Up to four unexcused absences are permitted. A student who misses more than 4 classes will NOT be issued a certificate of completion. Classes take place Monday – Thursday, 7pm-10pm Pacific Time. Students must be in class by 7:00 pm. Leaving class early or attending class late will be counted as an absence. Please understand that our instructors, many of whom are high-profile industry guests, expect that their lectures will not be interrupted by late arrivals. If you know you will be absent, please contact your class assistant ahead of time.
Making phone calls or texting while the class is in session is not permitted. Please be respectful of the instructors and your fellow classmates by using your phone during the break, or before or after class. Please make sure to turn off your cell phone before class begins.
Due to the nature of the program’s faculty and content, recording of any kind is not permitted. Instructors expect that class discussion will be kept confidential and that materials will not be redistributed.
Please do not talk amongst yourselves during the instructor’s lecture. Group chatting can become very distracting to both the instructor and the students around you. Each instructor will determine the appropriate time to facilitate class discussion (i.e. a Q&A session at the end of the class period). Questions are certainly encouraged, but please be considerate of the fact that others may have questions as well, and that the instructor has a limited amount of time to complete their presentation.
Please do not approach the instructors or guest speakers with any personal request (i.e. to read a script, to pitch a project, to ask for a job interview, etc). Most instructors will not want to be approached with personal requests or to be contacted outside of class. Some may choose to give out their contact information, but this is at their discretion. If you have a question or request, please ask your class assistant to contact the instructor or guest speaker on your behalf.
We believe in creating and maintaining a supportive learning environment for our students. To that end, all students are expected to treat their instructors and classmates with the utmost respect and to contribute to a safe and comfortable classroom experience. Disruptive, demeaning, or antagonistic behavior will not be tolerated.
GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL OR NON-CONTINUANCE
The UCLA Professional Programs administration reserves the right to a) dismiss any student at any time, without refund, or b) refuse further or continued enrollment in UCLA Professional Programs courses, if and when the student does not conform to federal, state, and local laws, and/or does not respect the personal rights of others and the educational purposes and standards of the Programs, and when the administration deems such action to be in the best interests of the student, student body, instructor, or Program.
Behavior or situations that violate the UCLA Professional Programs’ standards include, but are not limited to: Disorderly conduct, erratic behavior, or any interference with normal Program activities. Violation of accepted standards of decency.
Failure to respect the instructor’s authority over the class.
Making unreasonable demands of classmates and instructors. Harassment of any kind. Dishonesty, plagiarism, copyright infringement. Assault, threats of injury or harm, theft, property damage. Possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs. Dismissed students will not receive a certificate of completion.
UCLA Professional Programs students are expected to maintain personal integrity and to respect the integrity of the Programs. The UCLA Professional Programs administration reserves the right to refuse further enrollment in UCLA Professional Programs courses if the student demonstrates unwillingness or refusal to complete homework assignments, unwillingness or refusal to actively participate in courses, and/or unwillingness or refusal to contribute to a professional and productive classroom environment.
PHOTO AND VIDEO POLICY
The UCLA Professional Programs periodically takes photos or short video clips during our classes and events. By signing below, students give UCLA Professional Programs permission to use their images, and understand that we do not offer compensation for using their images, on our website, ads, and social media.
UCLA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS GRADING POLICY
There are 2 possible grades in the Professional Program in Producing: Pass and No Pass:
A Pass is given to students who attend class regularly.
A No Pass is given to students who miss more than four lectures. Students who receive a No Pass will not receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, but they may still attend the full program. (Please make sure to sign in with the program’s class assistant each night.)