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  1. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    Haha thanks Zeno! Yeah I think I have a good problem to deal with. Man, but the choice is really hard. Even after doing a thorough analysis on both schools, I'm still not sure. Pay more than $100k for a prestigious school like USC or study in a great indie-school like UTA for free. I'm attending...
  2. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    Waitlisted. Don't know how to feel :confused:
  3. Sachin Dheeraj

    USC vs UCLA vs AFI - MFA Directing / Production 2018

    This is a really good analysis on both USC and UCLA: https://www.quora.com/Why-would-someone-choose-UCLAs-Film-School-over-USCs-Film-School. Might help :)
  4. Sachin Dheeraj

    Analysis of top Film School Graduate programs - Pros and Cons

    Hello @sharkb8! Yes, I think you're right in most parts. But let me go through each question and try to answer to the best of my knowledge. 1. TA opportunities will be provided to you in your 2nd and 3rd years. But you need to have good academic progress (min GPA 3.0). So incoming MFA students...
  5. Sachin Dheeraj

    UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production

    Sachin Dheeraj posted a new review on the Film School UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production
  6. UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production

    Review by 'Sachin Dheeraj' on item 'UT Austin - MFA program in Film and Media Production'

    Pros: Affordable tuition compared to other schools. ~9k for Texas residents and ~18k for out of state, per annum Amazing TA opportunities guaranteed to almost every MFA student. Benefits: Resident tuition qualification, Free medical insurance, 6k stipend per semester, $1892 tuition reduction...
  7. Sachin Dheeraj

    USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    Sachin Dheeraj posted a new review on the Film School USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)
  8. USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)

    Review by 'Sachin Dheeraj' on item 'USC Cinematic Arts - Film and Television Production (MFA)'

    Pros: Really strong alumni network. Reputation and Prestige (World renowned). Opportunities to pitch to studio executives. Job opportunities/internships other than DP or directing in Hollywood. Surrounded by faculty who currently work in Hollywood. Student assistantships with hourly pay with...
  9. Sachin Dheeraj

    Analysis of top Film School Graduate programs - Pros and Cons

    I thought I'll just post what I've been thinking. I've basically written down some pros and cons of schools that I've been admitted to. Maybe it'll help me/others in some way. Disclaimer - This is just based on my research by speaking to current students and alumni from each schools. But correct...
  10. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    I'm assuming it's nothing to worry about. We internationals do not qualify for financial aid from what I heard. Hence we can disregard that email. Plus all that financial information is already covered in the prospective interview packet given to us. Our best bet is the AFI scholarship. We'll...
  11. Sachin Dheeraj

    UT Austin MFA Film Production Fall 2018

    I'm pretty sure you'll do well tomorrow man! Mine was very good. I can say it was a very comfortable and relaxing one when compared to AFI. Thanks so much for the valuable insight regarding UT Austin. I agree with you on the rankings. UTA is pretty solid (It won gold medals in Student Academy...
  12. Sachin Dheeraj

    UT Austin MFA Film Production Fall 2018

    Thanks Zeno :). Haha I haven't confirmed anything with UTA yet. For all practical purposes I feel like UTA is perfect. That's why I'm going to the campus to talk to current students and faculty there to get more info about the school and the program. But when it comes down to choosing the...
  13. Sachin Dheeraj

    UT Austin MFA Film Production Fall 2018

    Hello folks! I'm coming to UT Austin for a campus visit (to meet faculty and current students) on March 20th. Curious to know if anyone else is attending on the same date. Would love to meet and interact with potential cohorts :)
  14. Sachin Dheeraj

    USC MFA Film and Television Production Fall 2018

    I received the same email today. I'm guessing "Academically eligible" means that the student is accepted but he/she has to show financial proof (roughly upto $63-64k) including tuition and living expenses for first year in order to receive the final offer letter and statement of intent to...
  15. Sachin Dheeraj

    UT Austin MFA Film Production Fall 2018

    Interesting. Nothing of that sort was mentioned on my admit letter. They just said I need to send my official transcripts prior to registration. Maybe our graduate coordinator can provide additional details about it?
  16. Sachin Dheeraj

    UCLA Production/Directing for Fall 2018

    Anyone having their in-person interview on March 3rd?
  17. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    Thanks Ram. Yes, I really like UTA's program. But however I want to see how AFI interview goes before I accept the offer. As far as UCLA goes, I'm not sure man. This year their application system was too messy and it's hard to say what they're going to do. Again, I wish you all the best on...
  18. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    Thanks Ram! I believe the decision dates are posted on their website as April 2nd, 2018 for Screenwriting and Directing programs.
  19. Sachin Dheeraj

    AFI Directing 2018

    Thanks for sharing this Ram. Good luck to you :)
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