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  1. EricVilla

    Does USC Make You a Better Filmmaker?

    The following is an excerpt from a weekly newsletter from We feature weekly student filmmaker stories and catalog student films from USC, NYU, Emerson and more. If you like what you're reading, be sure to go to to subscribe for more! -- Through his classes, he...
  2. ABamidele

    Grad School Personal Statement & Video Sample in Need of Feedback <3

    Hey Guys! I'm applying to USC, NYU & Columbia this year for my MFA and appreciate any suggestions or notes anyone has on my material. This is a general personal essay and will be slightly tailored to each school. The video is a combination of two projects I worked on during Undergrad...
  3. S

    USC Visual sample question

    Let's say I'm applying to SCA's Writing for screen and television. I know that the visual sample is for people majoring in film production, but can I put a visual sample in my portfolio at least, and will the admission officers look at it?
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    Does submitting an animated short hinder chances for USC MFA Film and TV Production?

    For my Film and TV Production application, I'm submitting an animated short I directed and produced independently. The app guidelines state the visual sample submission can be live-action or animation, however I haven't seen any mention of people successfully submitting animated work and this...
  5. C

    USC Writing for Screen and Television OR CHAPMAN TV Writing and Producing?

    Hello everyone!!!!! I am super excited to announce that I just heard back from USC today and I got into SCA with a screenwriting major!!!!!! The thing is, I’ve spent the last couple months planning my college experience at Chapman (i got into their Tv writing and production major back in...
  6. ShereanJ

    USC SCA 2021 - Interview Process

    Hi everyone Happy New Year I received an e-mail today about the interview process this weekend. Has anyone else received theirs? For alumni do you have any advice on what to prepare for as far as questions goes? If anyone wants to ban together to practice over the next few days I'm open...
  7. jondg

    How do you know if USC confirmed receiving your transcript?

    Hello! I applied for USC's Film and Television Production MFA for Fall 2021. Does anyone know how we can confirm if they received our transcript? I just want to make sure I submitted everything perfectly because it would be a bummer if they didn't go through my application because of a missing...
  8. J

    USC SCA Production dialogue scene writing sample - Part of a larger story or can it be a start-to-end short story?

    Hello, I'm applying for the film production program this year at USC. I have a question regarding the Writing Sample, prompt B: 'A Dialogue scene between two people. Provide a one-paragraph introduction describing the two characters in screenplay format (no more than three pages)'. I was...
  9. L

    USC Official Transcript - Should I resend?

    Hi guys, I submitted my application for USC a couple of days ago and received my USC ID today. Before submitting my application, I already sent my e-transcript to USC. Does that mean I don't have to mail my official transcript to USC or should I?
  10. How to get Into USC SCA: Advice from an Admissions Committee Member

    How to get Into USC SCA: Advice from an Admissions Committee Member

    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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