I'm a college senior graduating this December with a degree in film. I'm excited by the idea of writing features, but my interest is mainly television. Since the application period coincides with the tail-end of my thesis (and I don't have much money), I'm trying to be...
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Who's applying this year?
Fall Admission Deadline: November 15th
Required supplemental application materials per USC:
The following supplemental materials must be submitted via the SlideRoom application for admission consideration:
Autobiographical Character Sketch (please upload in PDF...
It appears their writing prompt this year is "An Encounter":
From their site:
Screenwriting applicants are required to submit the following:
A PDF of a typed screenplay in professional format (20 pages maximum) of which you are the sole screenwriter. If the sample is from a longer script...
First time applying and CSUN was the only school I applied to.
The application process was straightforward and easy to understand. The website itself was very intuitive. I had to submit a finished script and also write a new scene revolving around a mysterious item.
There was no interview.
This is Part 2 of the series with advice on how to get into film school given by the many members of FilmSchool.org over the years. The forums have been around for over 17 years so there are a ton of people who have gone what you are going through right now and lived to tell about it.
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...
The Asheville School of Film is the ideal place for locals and those seeking a supportive community to learn filmmaking, or to hone areas of the filmmaking craft. We are lucky to have a growing film industry in the Southeast and hope to provide a foundation for interested youth and second career...
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...
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Hello there potential filmschool applicants!
The application / interview process can be stressful and confusing. Information online is scattered around in bits and are often third hand or from a decade ago. You may feel like you're trying to...
How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.
I anguished over the thought of turning down either school. As a true cinephile, how could I consider living outside of LA? That’s where the industry is. I had to attend AFI. But what about the legends born out of New York, like...
In what order would you rank the best MFA Screenwriting Programs? And why?
Boston University Screenwriting
Columbia Columbia -Directing/Screenwriting
CUNY Feirstein Screenwriting
Emerson - MFA...
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