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    Looking for feedback on USC Cinematic Arts (Animation) Personal Statement!

    Hey there, I'm applying to the animation and digital arts major, and I know it's short notice but I am desperate to run this essay by a few people lol. Any advice or criticism at all is sincerely appreciated. Thank you! “Sami Jan, come on! We’re going to be late to your amoo’s party!” My...
  2. USC SCA Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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    Applied USC Transfer application fall 2023

    USC SCA application has gone well. USC's proper common application was less than perfect but my application directly to SCA was strong. No interviews are given to transfer applicants according to USC's website so just playing the waiting game currently. USC is also the dream. With such a...
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    USC SCA Film Production MFA 2023

    Hey guys, I got accepted for fall 22 but couldn't attend due to personal reasons so I'm reapplying for fall 23. Do all of my creative submissions have to be brand new? Example: the personal statement, visual sample, writing sample? what parts of my application can be the same and which parts...
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    Waitlisted at USC

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    Denied (w/o Interview) USC SCA Film & Television Production

    The application process itself was straightforward. Everything is really clear and easy to follow. I'm also grateful for all the available resources and tips found online, especially on here. It's all helped form an idea of what they're looking for.
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    Feedback on USC MFA Film Production Personal Statement?

    Hey everyone! I'm currently writing and rewriting my personal statement for SCA. I've been looking at a lot of online advice encouraging an essay that showcases personality and individuality above all else. I've honestly been struggling trying to find a balance that shows the kind of person I am...
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    Waitlisted (After Interview) USC MFA

  9. Being Creative in Stillness: A Conversation With Nolan Lampson, Writing for Film & Television Freshman at USC

    Being Creative in Stillness: A Conversation With Nolan Lampson, Writing for Film & Television Freshman at USC

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    It seemed like a strong interview was an important factor.
  12. JPY90

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  13. theMorrigan

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    Is there anyone planning to submit photo option for the visual sample?
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    Greetings, My name is Victoria and I would like to invite you all to attend the African American Cinema Society (AACS)'s admissions webinar for USC's School of Cinematic Arts. This webinar has been designed by current graduate and undergraduate students across the various divisions at SCA. We...
  18. BigSpeaker12

    Help with Person Statement for USC SCA spring 21

    Hello everyone, I'm applying to usc this summer and I wanted to know if anyone was interested in looking over my personal statment. I think it's a good start but there's some stuff I could probably expand on.
  19. How to get Into USC SCA: Advice from an Admissions Committee Member

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    Considered by many to be the best film school in the world, it’s no wonder why the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is so sought after by prospective undergraduate and graduate students alike. However, the film school’s prestige can often make the application process particularly stressful and...
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    For you guys who were accepted into both UCLA and USC, which program are you leaning more towards to?

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