Start Date: January 6, 2020
Days: Monday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 10 weeks
End Date: March 12, 2020
Location: UCLA Campus, room assignment to be announced.
DEADLINES & TUITION
International Student Application Deadline: September 25, 2019
U.S. Student Application Deadline: December 5, 2019
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.
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 copy 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 COST AND PAYMENT PROCESS
The tuition cost for the Professional Program in Producing is $5,950. Payments are collected in two installments: $2,000 is due upon admission to the program, with the balance normally due a few weeks prior to the start of the program.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive instructions on how to pay your deposit.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover.
For the initial deposit of $2,000, we accept credit card payments only. Students may pay their tuition balance with a cashier's check or money orders.
There is no application fee for our programs. If an applicant is not admitted, the applicant will not be charged.
At this time, financial aid is not available for any of our programs.
100% refund if student withdraws by December 6, 2019
80% refund after December 6, 2019 and up to and including first day of second week of classes (January 13, 2020)
50% refund after January 13, 2020 and up to and including first day of third week of classes (January 20, 2020)
0% refund after January 20, 2020
Please call (310) 825-6124 or email ProfessionalPrograms@tft.ucla.edu with any questions.
International applicants must be at least 21 years old by the start of the program.
If you are a non-native English-speaking student, please be advised that our professional programs are intensive and that all work must be practiced in English. A sufficient command of the English language is necessary to participate in our courses. A TOEFL score of 560 (paperbased) or 87 (internet based iBT) or IELTS overall band score of 7 or higher will be necessary to participate in this course.
The only visas approved by the U.S. government and UCLA for the Professional Programs are the F-1 or J-1 visas. No other visas will be accepted.
If you are enrolled in the Professional Programs and need a F-1 or J-1 visa, you will first need to apply for a UCLA I-20 (F-1) or UCLA DS2019 (J-1). The I-20 or DS2019 is the document that you will bring to your local American consulate in order to obtain your visa.
(Please note the J-1 Program is an exchange visitor program. Only students receiving financial support from an organization, company, or government institute in the form of a grant/award, scholarship, or fellowship are eligible for J-1. Students will need to obtain an F-1 visa if they do not meet this funding requirement.)
First, apply for the UCLA Professional Program of your choice per the admission instructions. If you are admitted, you may request an I-20 or DS2019 application from us. At that point, you will need to complete the I-20 or DS 2019 application and provide a number of supporting financial documents, as well as a copy of the photo page from your passport. (J-1 applicants will also need a letter from a non-personal sponsor stating that they will be covering at least 51% of your expenses while you are enrolled in your UCLA Professional Program.) We will send you instructions in an email.
Participation in TFT Professional Programs is prohibited under the B1/B2 visas/ESTA visa waiver program (WT/WB).
To allow enough time to obtain a visa, you must apply to our programs by the posted International Student Application Deadline. International students are encouraged to apply for the Professional Program as early as possible. The longer the wait, the less likely it will be that you will have enough time to secure your visa before the course begins. There is no discount for international students who arrive late to the program.
Please be advised that there is a non-refundable $340 I-20 or DS2019 processing fee payable to UCLA. You will be charged this fee once your I-20 or DS2019 is processed. In addition, please be aware that students entering the United States on a F-1 or J-1 visa must first pay a $220 SEVIS fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.