Professional Program in Producing
Both of these programs are in the UCLA Professional Programs department based on a certificate format. The Professional Program in Producing, which is usually conducted over the summer, runs over two and a half months and gives you a four day class week with three hour night classes. The students in the program learn together in a series of lectures that happen each week, focusing on different areas of film producing.
These are nicely put together lecture programs focusing on a whole range of different topics that will be important, such as feature film preparation, preparing the pitch, overview of the corporate Hollywood/writer-producer partnership, packaging the independent features, animated features and new media, marketing, and many more topics.
This is perfect for someone with present film production skills who is looking to navigate through this film industry well. This course load is not structured on a standard credit and grade system, and instead the education itself is the focus on the experience, rather than the record as is the case with a degree program. The Professional Program in Producing is a $4500 program and $1500 must be available at application, which is somewhat selective as maximum enrollment is only 55 students.