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  1. A

    Applied 2022 - USC Graduate Writing for Screen & Television MFA

    Struggled a little bit with the creative prompts, but finally got two pieces that I'm really happy with. I'm really proud of this application, and we'll just see where this goes.
  2. kat.gaylord

    USC Writing Sample - How it should be formatted?

    Hey so, for the USC SCA undergrad application, I am doing the 4 minute/2 pages non-dialogue film description for my writing sample, and I was wondering how it should be formatted? I was planning on formatting it like a screenplay, is this fine or should I aim to write it in a more prose/standard...
  3. L

    What is each Undergrad film program known for?

    Undergrad applicant for 2022, trying to get a sense of the type of films each school is known for. I could be way wrong but it seems like USC is big Hollywood productions, Chapman/Dodge is well known for cinematography, NYU screenwriting, CalArts/UNSCA values artistic thought/experimental. Do...
  4. N

    Feedback on USC MFA Film Production Personal Statement?

    Hey everyone! I'm currently writing and rewriting my personal statement for SCA. I've been looking at a lot of online advice encouraging an essay that showcases personality and individuality above all else. I've honestly been struggling trying to find a balance that shows the kind of person I am...
  5. S

    What is the production situation in U.S. with COVID?

    Dears, I am attending USC in the incoming Spring. I am wondering, with the covid bursting, are shootings under regular protocols, or are there any special arrangement in the U.S.? (eg. maybe there is a limitation on # of crews for a shooting) Thanks !!!!!
  6. Chris W

    USC Writing for Screen & Television MFA 2022

    This is a thread for those of you applying to USC Writing for Screen & Television MFA for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants. Here are our current admissions statistics and acceptance data from our database for the program: When you...
  7. Chris W

    USC Film Production MFA 2022

    This is a thread for those of you applying to USC Film Production MFA for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants. Here are our current admissions statistics and acceptance data from our database for the program: When you apply please add...
  8. USC Cinematic Arts - Division of Cinema & Media Studies (MA)

    USC Cinematic Arts - Division of Cinema & Media Studies (MA)

    A Master of Arts in Cinema & Media Studies offers a comprehensive examination of the cultural, artistic, and commercial contexts of media creation, consumption, and scholarship. Graduates from the MA in Cinema & Media Studies develop a sophisticated understanding of how creative expression...
  9. karolasmc

    Denied (w/o Interview) Senior in HS, applied to USC SCA Film and TV Production.

    Hi, I'm Karola. I'm a senior in high school from Southern California. I love making videos with my friends. Whether it's writing, directing, acting, editing, shooting, costume design, sound design, I love it all. I also love fashion on the side, along with probably all other art forms, because...
  10. nvf101

    USC or AFI? (For Directing/Film & TV Production)

    Hi all, long time commenter/lurker and first time poster here. I find myself in the really fortunate and unexpected position of having been admitted to both USC and AFI for Fall 2021 and I’m in the process of figuring out which one to commit to. Since I am always bowled over by the insights and...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. C

    Attending (Admitted w/o Interview) USC SCREENWRITING UNDERGRAD

    The application was so much fun!! I just sent in a bunch of writing samples they asked for and got in! I was notified today (March 30th) that I was admitted!
  14. L

    [Fall 2021] Help with choosing film schools... USC vs Columbia

    I thought it might be useful to start a thread for people trying to decide where to go now... Personally, I'm having a hard time deciding between Columbia vs. USC. I'm definitely someone that values storytelling and writing more than access to great equipment (I know that, according to online...
  15. J

    BA and MFA difference?

    I was just wondering what are the differences between film undergrad and grad studies, more towards USC. I already have an undergrad degree from the UK in a different subject and I'm trying to decide on wether to get another Bachelor degree or a Masters. Both of the courses are very similar on...
  16. rainydays

    USC Film Production vs. Chapman Directing MFA Help

    Hi everyone! I was just accepted it both USC's Film Production MFA and Chapman's Directing MFA and I'm extremely grateful as I have absolutely no experience in film. However, I'm at a complete lost on which one would be best for me. I've included my pros/cons below for each, and if anyone could...
  17. M

    Waitlisted (After Interview) USC MFA

  18. rainydays

    Admitted (After Interview) USC Film and TV Production MFA Fall 2021

    This site was incredibly helpful.

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