Start Date: June 20, 2023
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pacific Time
Duration: 10 weeks
End Date: August 24, 2023
Location: This program takes place online.
Classes will not take place on University holidays: Juneteenth (June 19), Independence Day (July 4).
DEADLINES & TUITION
Application Deadline: May 23, 2023
Please note that admission for this program is on a rolling basis. The program may be full by the application deadline. We recommend that you apply early.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
The Professional Program in Producing features an admissions process based on supporting application materials.
The prerequisite for this program is that applicants must possess an undergraduate bachelor's degree, in any field.
Once we have received a complete application, the applicant will be notified of admission status via email within 20 business days.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide a working email address with the application. Please note: both Hotmail and MSN send our UCLA email to your spam folder, or they block us altogether. We strongly suggest creating a Gmail email address for your application.
VERY IMPORTANT - BEFORE YOU UPLOAD ANY FORMS OR TRANSCRIPTS, make sure that you have blacked out your social security number, home address, student ID#, or any other private information that could be compromised during transit from your server to ours. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered.
Before beginning the application process, please have the following prepared to upload:
Professional Resume: Your resume should include your career and educational background, as well as any extra-curricular activities, awards, or interests that you feel would be pertinent.
One-page Statement of Purpose: Your Statement of Purpose is simply a short essay in which we'd like you to tell us a little about yourself, your professional experience and goals. Your Statement of Purpose should be one full page in length. Once written, copy and paste the text into the correct field on the application page.
Undergraduate Bachelor's Transcript or Copy of Degree Certificate or DegreeVerify Certificate from National Student Clearinghouse: Although we do not take college grades into consideration, we require proof that an undergraduate Bachelor's degree has been conferred. Please provide a copy of your transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable), OR a picture of your degree certificate, OR a DegreeVerify Certificate from National Student Clearinghouse. Alternatively, if you have an advanced degree such as an MFA, we will accept that transcript or certificate.
TUITION PAYMENT PROCESS
If you are accepted into the program, you will be contacted with instructions on how to pay your $2000 tuition deposit. A deposit must be paid to hold your spot in the program.
The full tuition balance will be due a few weeks before the start of the program. Tuition must be paid in full before the program begins.
Our UCLA tuition payment portal can only accept payments by credit or debit card. Tuition cannot be paid by check or money order.
There is no application fee for our programs.
Although our programs are graduate-level, they do not earn academic credit. For this reason, we know of no loans, financial aid, scholarships, or military waivers that are available for our applicants.
100% refund if student withdraws by June 1, 2023
80% refund after June 1, 2023 and up to and including first day of second week of classes (June 26, 2023)
50% refund after June 26, 2023 and up to and including first day of third week of classes (July 3, 2023)
0% refund after July 3, 2023
Please email ProfessionalPrograms@tft.ucla.edu with any questions.