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  1. mschoenberg72

    Admission Decision Not Received

    Hello everyone, I applied to USC SCA’s John Wells Screenwriting Division for a BFA and have not gotten an email or a change to my portal. However, many other applicants for the other programs in BFAs have been accepted (woop woop!) or have been let known of their decision. I did apply as an out...
  2. How to Get Into USC SCA in 2024: More Tips for Applying from a Committee Member

    How to Get Into USC SCA in 2024: More Tips for Applying from a Committee Member

    As the oldest film school in the U.S., University of Southern California School of the Arts has taught more than ten thousand filmmakers how to create exceptional narrative films and documentary films. In 2023, TheWrap ranked USC SCA the #2 best film school in the country, praising its advanced...
  3. H

    Denied (w/o Interview) MFA in Film and TV Production

    I rushed through the USC application. I didn’t put much effort into it. Perhaps its the reason I haven’t t heard back from them till now. I was denied but I’m glad I heard about it. Unlike rest, were holding me there. Usc asked about awards, conferences etc. which I think is the toughest...
  4. S

    USC Film Production BFA 2024

    The vast majority of information on these threads seems to be around MFA programs. I think that can be a little confusing to those of us who have applied to BFA programs. I have applied to the BFA program at USC SCA and received an interview last week. The interview went well. It seems that the...
  5. Alexa P.

    Input needed What questions do you have for USC admissions department?

    I'm excited to announce I will holding a follow-up admissions department interview with USC SCA next month! Take a look at the first interview here: I'm open to questions from undergraduate and graduate students about the application process, campus culture and student life (clubs, etc.)...
  6. USC SCA Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

    USC SCA Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

    The University of Southern California is one of the most competitive universities worldwide. According to prepscholar.com, the School of Cinematic arts has an acceptance rate of only 3%. However, Filmschool.org members have reported much higher acceptance rates. Thanks to our Application...
  7. E

    Waitlisted (After Interview) USC Peter Stark Producing Program - Fall 2023

    First time applying to USC SCA/graduate programs in general. Grateful to have made it so far on my first attempt. I appreciated how straightforward the application was. It made it all so easy to understand and obtain the required material. Not as demanding as other applications.
  8. USC SCA: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as an SCA Film Student

    USC SCA: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as an SCA Film Student

    For more than 90 years, the University of Southern California has trained the next generation of prolific filmmakers. As the nation's first institution of higher learning to offer a bachelor's degree in film, the School of Cinematic Arts remains at the forefront of emerging filmmaking trends...
  9. Alexa P.

    Current USC Undergrad Student Input is Needed: What Equipment/Facilities Do You Use at USC?

    We're developing another guide about how to apply to film school at USC. It would greatly help our community of aspiring film school students if you could weigh in about your pre- and post-production experience at USC SCA. We need more information on the make/model of the cameras, grips...
  10. Alexa P.

    Current USC MFA Student Input is Needed: What Equipment/Facilities Do You Use at USC?

    We're developing another guide about how to apply to film school at USC. It would greatly help our community of aspiring film school students if you could weigh in about your pre- and post-production experience at USC SCA. We need more information on the make/model of the cameras, grips...
  11. S

    USC Film & TV Production BFA Fall 2022

    Hey everyone! I'm currently in the process of applying to USC SCA film/tv production as a senior in high school. If anyone has any tips or doesn't mind sharing their work that got them into the program as well, it'd be greatly appreciated! I'd also love to reach out to any seniors applying this...
  12. A

    USC Film & TV Production or Chapman Film Production?

    I was accepted to both programs for B.F.A. Chapman gave me a half ride and USC gave me no money. I know the old adage of "in Hollywood, connections are everything," and it seems to me that USC has the best connections. But I feel like Chapman aligns more with my values. My biggest fear is making...
  13. N

    ISC-SCA Help

    Sup y"all, I'm applying to USC-SCA for Fall 2021 and I did not do either SAT or ACT (Graduated in 2018, took time off due to health issues). What do I do?
  14. Chris W

    An Interview with a USC SCA Admissions Committee member

    Huge thank you to @USCSCAAlumni/Faculty for agreeing to do the interview and to @Svaja Paka for doing such an amazing job interviewing them. :) Here are just a couple of the reactions you may experience as I did while reading the interview. :)
  15. jeanius

    Admitted (After Interview) USC SCA film/television production Fall 2019

    To stay kind of private Id rather not put my test scores up and open to pm people if they are really interested.
  16. jeanius

    USC SCA FEB 1st Submission Applicants

    Is there a thread for this already? Wonder if folks who applied for Fall 2019 on Feb.1st have heard anything?
  17. G

    Help with personal statement!

    Hi there folks! I'm applying for the USC Summer Program in Cinematic Arts, which asks for a personal statement with a 500 word limit. As I'm from the UK, typically I'm not naturally very aware about how personal statements are written in the US. Stylistically, my impression is that they require...
  18. Mdub_2013

    Peter Stark Program Fall 2017

    Hi all - I'm Maria and looking to apply to the Peter Stark Program, wondering who else has begun their application essays.... Also, I see on the USC site that they don't require GRE scores, but on previous forums I see people are taking their GRE. Does anyone know if that's an official...
  19. Matt Ramphele

    Help me decide! NYU or USC for sitcom writer (Columbia pending)

    Hey Kids, so I'm a South African screenwriter (specialising in sitcom) and I have no idea what to pick! I have received a fellowship from NYU (full tuition) and I've received the George Lucas Scholarship from USC ($25 000 out of $60 000) and, as an international student, I only have six months...
  20. A

    USC Interactive Media

    Is there anyone here who is part of USC's IM program, or happens to know anyone in the program? I'm curious about portfolios from successful applicants, and whether previous game design experience is necessary? My prior creative work has mostly been film-related. Screenplays, short stories...

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