Gain a broad base of skills and knowledge needed for working in film, TV and theater while focusing on script writing, pre-production planning and working with actors. Train for entry-level work in a variety of fields including film, corporate communications and advertising agencies.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
67 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus

  1. Write a successful short script
  2. Direct and work with actors from varying skill levels and working styles
  3. Script, plan and direct a cast and crew in a project for pre-production through post-production
  4. Manage the use of digital video cameras, lighting, audio equipment in studio and field production settings
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of professional set behavior and ethics

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The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors, screenwriters/story specialists, casting assistants and production assistants. Graduates of the Writing & Directing for the Camera Certificate may find work in a variety of areas including the film, TV and video industry, corporate communications/video departments and advertising agencies.

Potential employers include: Movie & TV production companies, Radio & TV broadcasting companies and freelance work.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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