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    I need some advice:Study in China or Study Abroad?

    Hi,guys.I am a student from China. I am interested in the whole process of filmmaking, but I mainly want to learn cinematography. I'm now torn between whether I should study abroad for an MFA (US, UK) or stay in China to prepare for my postgraduate exams. (Beijing Film Academy) I hope you can...
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    Applied USC SCA Writing for Screen and Television MFA

    I enjoyed the application process, especially the creative challenge scenes, but I wish there were an interview component for the screenwriting concentration.
  3. Alexa P.

    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.)...
  4. j.adamfilm

    Help! USC or AFI

    I'm looking to primarily focus on Cinematography and would also like to learn CGI and AI creation as well. I would also like to do some directing however those two are the main ones that I am focusing on especially for a film school degree, cinematography being #1 and the most important to me...
  5. R

    USC Summer Program '24 - Filmmaking

    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone got into USC Filmmaking Summer Program '24? Will this open doors for the MFA program?
  6. Y

    Interviewed USC School of Cinematic Arts Film & Television

    The whole process was really straight forward, I had an interview with Peter Sollet, the whole interview process was more like a casual conversation. He mainly just wanted to know about my project idea, and what sort of films I liked, didn’t ask much about anything else. now just waiting for the...
  7. bddub24

    USC MFA Advice - What do you do during the day?

    Hi there, this is pointed towards current/alum USC SCA MFA students. Bonus points if it was in Writing for Film and TV. I've heard that many of the classes are held in the evening due to the professors working 9-5 jobs in the industry. What about you? What do you during the majority of the day...
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    USC Peter Stark Producing Fall 2024

    Hello! Is there anyone applying for the Peter Stark Producing program this year? Submitted my application on 11/15. Very nervous!!
  9. S

    Applied USC Fall 2024 Undergrad

    USC asks for a lot as does UCLA and many other film applications. It can be daunting, as a senior in high school, working on current courses, college applications, creative supplements, etc it is a lot. USC asked for a wrting samples, has numerous prompts, as well as a portfolio list...
  10. beesindawax

    Applied USC John Wells Division Writing for Screen & Television BFA

    I had realized that this was due in Dec. 1 on Nov. 1 when all my friends were submitting their ED's, and I was like, lemme check my college list. I'm doing ED II to NYU, and most RD schools are due in Jan., so I didn't think anything to it, 'till I checked USC and I was like, well shit. Within...
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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...
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    USC SCA common app essay feedback for film production BFA from international student in the uk

    Hi! Was just hoping I could get some feedback on my common app essay for SCA, don’t hold back please! I chose the prompt: “Discuss an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understand of yourself or others.” I have had to face a lot of setbacks...
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    USC SCA personal statement feedback for film production BFA from an international student in the uk!

    Hi! As most people on this site I’m nervous as hell about the application process and was hoping I could get a bit of feedback on my personal statement to SCA’s BFA film production program. Would be insanely appreciated since the deadline is in a week and want to make some last minute changes...
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    Applied USC MFA Film and Television Production

    I found the process really fun! It has the most requirements from any film school, but I really enjoyed the prompts and variety of the application. The short video was difficult to get right (thanks, millennial pause lol) but I got there in the end. I found the creative sample of writing a...
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    Help me feel better for not applying to USC Film Production lol

    I screwed up and didn't submit my materials in time for this cycle. I even paid the graduate application fee so thats $90 lost whew. Can any current or former students help me feel better about not attending your MFA program? I'm actually pretty disappointed because the program was high on my list.
  16. 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, the School of Cinematic arts has an acceptance rate of only 3%. However, members have reported much higher acceptance rates. Thanks to our Application...
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    Applying both USC and AFI - Is it ok to use the same media sample?

    Hey guys, so I am applying to both USC and AFI for the Fall 2024 semester with an emphasis on directing. I had shot a several short films over the past few years but the one that I am the most satisfied with is a rather longer one (15mins). As I was just looking at USC's media sample...
  18. Chris W

    USC SCA Film & Television Production 2024

    USC's deadline is November 15th! Who's applying this year? Here are our current admission statistics to the program and past year's applications: Here's our interview with USC...
  19. DJPorras89

    The Brave and the Bold

    Hello all! My name is Dave and I am currently pursuing graduate studies in Film Production. Like some of you on here, my path to filmmaking was not the most traditional. I had previously attended Colorado State University - Pueblo straight out of high school but a personal tragedy prompted me to...
  20. kcf

    USC Writing for Screen and TV BFA 2024

    Hey everyone! I'm getting ready to apply to the Writing for Screen and TV BFA at USC. Applications for fall 2024 admission are due December 1st. Anyone else? It's a 4-year sequential program, so I'm a little bit nervous that if accepted I might be the only non-18-year-old. Does anyone have...

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