Apply: Screenwriting Online

 

Screenwriting Online

Course Dates

This yearlong program runs from October 2, 2023 through June 3, 2024

Fall Quarter Start Date: October 2, 2023
Fall Quarter End Date: December 7, 2023

Winter Quarter Start Date: January 8, 2024
Winter Quarter End Date: March 14, 2024

Spring Quarter Start Date: March 25, 2024
Spring Quarter End Date: May 30, 2024

Certificate Ceremony: Takes place online on June 3, 2024


Tuition

$6,750


Class Size & Technical Requirements

Workshops are limited to 10 students each.

In order to participate in the Professional Program in Screenwriting Online, you'll need a computer to access the Zoom app.


Application Deadline

International Students: June 15, 2023

US Students: August 28, 2023


Late Applications

It is possible that late applications may be considered after the posted deadline, but only if a spot is still available in the program. Please email us at professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu if you would like to submit an application after the posted deadline. Do not submit a late application without emailing us first.

The Professional Program in Screenwriting features an admissions process based on supporting application materials. The prerequisite is that the applicant have 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 that our replies to Hotmail and MSN email addresses tend to be sent to spam folders. Please create a Gmail address for your application.)


APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please read the application instructions carefully. Consideration will be given as to whether or not the applicant follows these instructions.

Applicants to Professional Program in Screenwriting must submit a completed application form via online. Applications will not be accepted via email.


APPLICATION ITEMS

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 clicking the Start Application button, please have the following ready to upload:

1. Five-Page Writing Sample We will only accept writing samples in screenplay or teleplay format. Pages may come from any point in the script as long as they are consecutive. Do not send novels, short stories, outlines, treatments, poems, articles or journal/blog entries.

2. 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 writing experience and goals. Your Statement of Purpose should be one full page in length, single or double spaced. Once written, copy and paste the text into the correct field not he application page.

3. 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, in any field, has been conferred. Please provide a copy of your transcript (an unofficial copy is okay), 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.

Be sure to sign the Professional Programs Policies on the application page, or your application cannot be considered.

 


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.


FINANCIAL AID

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.


REFUND POLICY AND SCHEDULE

Applicants who would like to withdraw from any of our courses must do so in writing. Students may simply email us at professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu.

The refund schedule for the 2023-2024 Professional Program in Screenwriting is:

  • 100% refund if student withdraws by September 18, 2023
  • 80% refund after September 18, 2023, and up to and including first day of second week of classes (October 9, 2023)
  • 50% refund after October 9, 2023, and up to and including first day of third week of classes (October 16, 2023)
  • 0% refund after October 16, 2023

If you have any questions, please send an email to professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu.

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Contact

102 E. Melnitz Hall, Box 951622
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622
310.825.6124
professionalprograms@tft.ucla.edu