USC receives thousands of applications per year. How are you going to stand out? What are film schools looking for? In this article series I've gathered some of the best advice from the past 17 years on the forums on applying to film school.
According to the FilmSchool.org Application Tracker...
According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for Columbia MFA in Film are the following:
Columbia - Creative Producing
FilmSchool.org Columbia Acceptance Rate: =ColumbiaCreativeProdu']63% (41 out of 65 applications)
Lowest Reported Minimum...
"I went to Columbia because I wanted to be a better storyteller and understanding structure... and I do think my storytelling
has gotten better and more complex and deeper and I'm really grateful to Columbia.... they delivered exactly what I expected them to deliver."
Recently I had the...
Long time lurker on the site here! Hi!
I have the wonderful situation to have been accepted to both Columbia University Directing/Writing as well as AFI. I've had one short french-language film distributed that won several awards at smaller film festivals. Made a micro-micro budget feature a...
I'm in the ridiculously fortunate position of having been selected by both Tisch and Columbia. I don't know which one to pick. Columbia's emphasis on storytelling and writing is a big plus for me, and I just cannot gage how much writing is done at Tisch... I see myself as a...
Hi everyone, so the time has come. To be honest I already have a pretty hefty spreadsheet with overall costs and overall scholarships. Also, I'm just finishing my very personal Pros/Cons list.
So I got accepted at Chapman for the MBA/MFA and at Columbia for Creative Producing. Now I need to...
First time applying. This was the only out-of-state school I applied to.
Although preparing them was challenging, I really liked the range of materials asked for in the application.
Update: I've scheduled to do the interview in-person.
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If you've applied to a film school, be sure to add your Application to the FREE Film School Application Tracker to track your progress with your peers. The tracker has acceptance data such as notification dates and accepted GPAs from over 2,000 applications going back to 2015.