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  1. UCLA Producers Program, Demystified: Spotlight on Keenan Kunst, Graduate Student at UCLA School of TFT

    UCLA Producers Program, Demystified: Spotlight on Keenan Kunst, Graduate Student at UCLA School of TFT

    Keenan Kunst (FilmSchool.org user @KeenanDK) sits behind a cluster of canyons and valleys. His Zoom background reflects his longtime passion for Spaghetti films, old West gunslingers that have more plot points than bullets. Watching 20th century classics and “constantly reading scripts” has...
  2. K

    UCLA vs Chapman (Production Design)

    Hey, I was just looking at the Production Design program at UCLA and Chapman Dodge. Just wanted to know if one is better than the other? Pros and Cons for each?
  3. J

    UCLA Film and TV Development extension certificate

    Did anyone do UCLA Film and TV Development extension program and can give advice/review on it? Or maybe some other entertainment-related UCLA extension certificate program
  4. M

    UCLA personal statement vs statement of purpose essays

    I am having trouble discerning the difference between these two essays. Does one matter more than the other? If anyone can share any insight, I would greatly appreciate it.
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    UCLA MFA Production/Directing Application Resume/CV format?

    Hello All I'm applying for UCLA's MFA in Producing/Directing program. In the application, there is a section to upload your Resume/CV. Is this asking for a creative or professional resume? While I do have background in working on independent shorts in various roles, it is separate from my...
  6. justin

    UCLA UC Personal Insight Questions vs. Supplemental Essays

    Hello! I'm applying to UCLA's film school and I was wondering if anyone recommends on submitting the same two essays i'm using for one of my UC personal insight questions and UCLA TFT supplemental essay? So far I'm planning on using the same essays twice on my application. Does the admission...
  7. Ep317

    MFA Film Photo Option for Visual Submission - USC / NYU / UCLA

    Hi everyone! I am currently in the process of applying for the MFA Film program, specifically the cinematography program at USC, NYU, and UCLA. Each school gives the option of submitting a Video or Photo visual sample. I have been doing photography full time for the past couple of years...
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    UCLA Production/ Directing FALL 2020

    Hey guys! I'm stating my college application for UCLA MFA in Production/Directing. They are asking me to write a 2 page treatment for a short film. Can you give me any tips to write it? What kind of stories are they looking for? What do they expect from it? More describing, more interesting...
  9. divmoh247

    Accepted to UCLA Screenwriting- AMA

    Hi all! I'll be starting my first year at UCLA this fall. I'm sure other UCLA people who already attend can possible answer more program related questions but if you have questions about the application process, your materials or the interview- fire away!
  10. Chris W

    UCLA Film School Acceptance Rate & Minimum GPA

    According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for UCLA TFT (School of Theater, Film and Television) are the following: UCLA - Directing/Film Production FilmSchool.org UCLA Acceptance Rate: [0]=UCLADirectingFilmPro']24% (28 out of 116...
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    Accepted to UCLA - Cinematography AMA

    I'm accepted by UCLA and starting this fall. So I don't have experience of the program itself yet. I will have more to share once the program starts. During the application cycle I found no thread or discussion about Cinematography program at all and it was a bit frustrating to me. I hope this...
  12. 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...
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    UCLA Admission Decisions

    Hello. I have a question I'm hoping some of you will have the answer to. I applied to the undergraduate film program at UCLA as a transfer student, interviewed about a month ago and I've been waiting to hear back from the Acceptd website ever since. Yesterday I got an email from the UCLA website...
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    waitlisted for ucla

    pretty sad, but here's to wishing haha.
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    Anyone got the formal admission from UCLA?

    Hi guys, I received a message on Mar 27 from UCLA TFT saying that I was accepted by their MFA cinematography program, and the formal decision is pending by the university for degree audit / review, which would usually be done within 10 days. But I haven't heard from them since. May I know any...
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    NYU Grad Film vs. UCLA Production/Directing

    Hey all, I'm in the process of choosing between NYU Grad Film and UCLA Production/Directing. I've decided to list a few pros/cons off the top of my head. Probably a few things I'm missing but overall, it's one of those situations where my head says UCLA but my heart says NYU. Or maybe not, I...
  17. ForeignFilmmaker


    Hi guys, I would really love some insight and thoughts from you all about this decision. I applied to both AFI & UCLA MFA directing programs hoping that I would get into one, but never imagining I could have gotten into both. I though that if I got into one, that would be the one I'd go to...
  18. Naya86

    UCLA or UCR? (Screenwriting MFA)

    I kid you not, this is what it comes down to. Before you berate me for even considering to pass up UCLA for UCR, especially for the film school, let me explain the situation. UCR offers a screenwriting MFA that is partially funded. They gave me a fellowship that pays tuition, health insurance...
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    Anyone know how many transfers get interviewed by UCLA?

    Hi, so I got an email the other day from UCLA saying I have an interview which is super exciting!! I’ve been trying to figure out how many people get this chance? Is it like top 50? I’ve been trying to search all over but I couldn’t say for sure.
  20. Kira

    2nd year MFA Screenwriter @UCLA - AMA!!

    Hey everyone. I'm Kira - a second year screenwriter at UCLA (woah, just like the title says!). I was active on these forums when I applied back in 2017 and a bit throughout 2018. If you have any questions about UCLA, screenwriting, LA, etc... ask me here :) Edit: Also! If you are in town /...

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