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
65 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

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

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

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

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  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

Careers & Opportunities

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.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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