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  1. AlcB

    Acceptance Chances - MFA Directing/Production - How important is age?

    As I'm working on my applications for next fall, I wanted to gather opinions about whether or not my age will be a huge deciding factor in my acceptance to an MFA program. I'm going to be 23 in January. I believe I have a pretty solid application otherwise, and I graduated in January 2020. I'd...
  2. wknowles

    Current 2nd Year USC Directing/Film Production MFA Student AMA

    Hey all! One of the admins asked me to create this thread in order to help out. I’m currently a second year student in the graduate Film Production program at USC, emphasizing writing and directing. If you have any questions about the application process or school curriculum please feel free to...
  3. J

    Waitlisted Without Interview University of Georgia-Directing MFA 2020

    First time Applying to first ever Film MFA at UGA! Waitlisted, no interview required. Submitted writing sample, directing reel, personal statement, resume, three letters of rec, grad application. Based at Pinewood Atlanta Studios and UGA campus.
  4. J

    Attending University of Georgia- Screenwriting MFA 2020

    First Time Applying, no interview required. Notified via physical letter and email. Required a writing sample, three rec letters, a brief personal statement, resume. 2 year program.
  5. J

    Denied After Interview USC-Directing/Film Production MFA 2020

    First time Applying, had interview via Skype. Very nice man, lasted only about 15 min. Denied after interview via email/portal. Smooth application process. Didn't have opportunity to make film for reel, put together some clips from various projects done in undergrad, along with rec letters...
  6. Jrfuzak

    RE: MFA Program Visual Sample Specifics

    To Whom it may Concern, My name is Jake and I will be applying to MFA programs this upcoming fall and have a questions regarding the visual example requirement. The questions is as follows Due to the majority of the schools having a 5 minute max requirement, would it be wiser to up load a a...
  7. BigAbe00

    Letters of Recommendation

    Hi All! I'm a Canadian undergrad student looking to apply to USC Film/TV Production MFA Fall '22. I was wondering what makes a solid reference letter (content? author?) and what I can do at this moment that can help me get some solid letters in 2022. Right now I'm relatively close with a film...
  8. Saay01

    Personal Statement Format

    Hi! I have applied to USC's Film and Television Program and will be applying to Chapman, LMU, NYU, Columbia and AFI. My personal statement for USC was in the format of a comic strip/graphic novel. Is it advisable to do something of a similar sort for the rest? Chapman, AFI and Columbia have...
  9. J

    Stanford MFA Documentary Film Production

    Hi I am planning to apply for the mfa documentary programme offered by Stanford. Can somebody please tell me something more about the program. Any recent graduate or current student out there??? Thank you
  10. Chris W

    Film School Applications 2020

    And so it begins... The first applications of this season have begun to roll in: Add yours to the database as soon as you apply and fill it out with as much info as you can to help the other applicants. Good luck...
  11. M

    Who to ask for letters of recommendations (MFA screenwriting)

    I am applying to all the top MFA screenwriting schools. I was a neuroscience major in college and I minored in screenwriting. I have been working in consulting since graduating (2 years). My plan was to ask one screenwriting professor who I have a close relationship with and then two of my...
  12. MissSophie

    USC Cinematic Arts Personal Statement tips & advice?

    Hi, I am an international student applying for the MFA in Film and Directing at USC and want to know if anyone on the forum has advice on how it should be written. Thank you.
  13. Chris W

    Chapman Acceptance Rate & Minimum GPA

    According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for Chapman film school are the following: Chapman - Cinematography Chapman Acceptance Rate: [0]=ChapmanCinematography']84% (11 out of 13 applications) Lowest Reported Minimum GPA...
  14. Cody Young

    Accepted into AFI’s Screenwriting program, Ask me Anything!

    Hello all, I’m a recently accepted graduate student who will be attending AFI in the fall within the Screenwriting discipline. This past year, I applied to MFA programs for the first time and I unfortunately only discovered this website shortly after I submitted my last application. Being that...
  15. KatieeveD

    Help with USC & UCLA screenwriting applications (I'm from the UK)

    Hey guys, So I want to apply to the Fall 2020 admissions for the USC MFA in Writing for Screen and TV and the UCLA Screenwriting MFA. I'm from the UK and our system works really differently here so I don't really understand what I'm doing. Can anyone else who's applied to these, or just US...
  16. S

    Creative Portfolio Advice - Which Positions look best?

    I'm in the summer before applying for an MFA in film & tv production, and I'm looking to help around Boston for some small productions (fyi I've never been on an actual set before which is what this summer is for). I'm responding to an advertisement online for a BU MFA student's production. For...
  17. Stony Brook Manhattan MFA in TV Writing

    Stony Brook Manhattan MFA in TV Writing

    Stony Brook’s MFA in Film and Television Writing takes a hands-on approach. While Stony Brook’s main campus is located in Long Island, this program takes place at the Stony Brook Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film in Manhattan, exposing students to New York’s bustling entertainment...
  18. dorkydiana

    So I just read some threads from 2015

    Turns out those who got rejected never received emails??? They just got their letters in the mail around mid-March (which, if you ask me, is cruel). Apparently, someone had done this thing where they logged into: (just put in your USC ID and birthday) and...
  19. mistah_P

    Looking for UT : Austin MFA current students or alums

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to chat with someone who is attending or has attended UT Austin for the MFA (especially in Screenwriting, but all departments are good), so that I can best prepare my application. If anyone is willing to have a chat, or if you know someone who went and who I can hit up...

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