Television Writing Summer Institute

Thank you for visiting the Film and Television Summer Institute - Television Writing track Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! Here, you will find answers to questions that students and parents most commonly ask us specifically about this program.

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Can I take more than two tracks?

Students may only enroll in more than one track if the program dates do not overlap with each other. For example, a student may take Traditional Animation in Session A, and then take TV Writing in Session C. 

What background should applicants have? Can beginners apply?

Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Film and Television Summer Institute. The TV Writing program has individual tracks specifically designed for beginning TV writers and intermediate TV writers.

If I took a course similarly listed in the past, can I still take this institute for credit?

Students will need to check with their academic counselor to see if these courses will count towards their degree. Courses may fulfill a major or minor requirement, or count as upper-division course credit. 

Do I have to be a film major?

No, students from all different majors are welcome.










Program Dates

JUNE 21 - JULY 30, 2021

Important Dates

FEBRUARY 15: Registration Opens

APRIL 1: Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Becomes Available

MAY 1: Payment due in full

JUNE 15: Refund Deadline - Refund Deadline for Summer Institutes

JUNE 21 - JULY 30: Television Writing Summer Institute (Session A)

UCLA Summer Sessions 2021 will be remote. Learn More.