2015 Interviews - Acceptances - Rejections

Stella

New Member
Hey you guys! What a cool thread, wish I could find out earlier!
Just got an offer from AFI - production design programme. Anyone who is going to AFI this year? It will be sweet to get to know some of my future school mates;) And good luck to everyone who's still waiting!
 

kd6

Member
kd6, thanks for the response!
And I agree, FSU's program is great. The campus had wonderful resources too! I loved the warmness from the admissions committee/faculty. My visit there was really pleasant.

Now I'm having a hard time deciding because I did get into some other (non film-related) programs at NYU and USC (with partial funding!), which makes me want to just wait it out and reapply to their film schools again in their future. But I'm also afraid that if I turn down FSU's offer this year, I'd be missing out on a big opportunity... ah well, sorry for rambling.

Anyhow congrats on your acceptances too! :)
The way I see it, film school is a big commitment in terms of money and time. If you think you'll be better prepared for another stab at the NY/CA schools next year (and I'm sure you will go strength to strength!), I think you should seriously consider that. There's probably nothing worse than wishing you had.

My two cents :p
 

kd6

Member
Hey you guys! What a cool thread, wish I could find out earlier!
Just got an offer from AFI - production design programme. Anyone who is going to AFI this year? It will be sweet to get to know some of my future school mates;) And good luck to everyone who's still waiting!
Hey Stella, congratulations on your offer!! I will be attending AFI this year as a screenwriter :)
 

skycamera

New Member
Congratulations to everyone who's been accepted!
This will be my first comments. I'm an international applicant.

I got admission to both chapman with editing emphasis and FSU.
I'm still torn between them.
Actually, I'm leaning towards Chapman since its location and my huge interest of editing.
Also, I'm likely to be burnout due to their rigorousness (12 projects in one semester and the summer semester in Florida!!)

But, before making final decision, I'd like to listen to everyone's opinion.
Could you please share your opinion on Chapman and FSU? whaterer would be helpful for me.
 

Point Break

Member
Congratulations to you too @skycamera !!!!

I actually have a good friend who is finishing her first year in Chapman's Editing program. She seems to really love the program and Dodge has pretty legit facilities. I toured their building with her and her classmates (albeit after a night of drinking at the bar near the campus :D) and they seem to have everything you need in a film school.

I will admit that being in Orange can seem like exile, but Chapman is aware of this and they do everything they can to compensate for that through internships and tapping their own alumni network in LA. Plus, the all students work on each other's sets, so you'll get more than just a "dungeon room of editing" experience. I can't speak on FSU, but I will say that it will help to be as close to LA as possible for lucrative job opportunities (especially if you plan to move there after your studies), and Chapman is about the furthest school you could go to in SoCal (besides maybe CalArts??) that's still able to help expose you to professional projects to put your schooling into action. (although I dunno about what opportunities FSU has to offer)

Hopefully this helps. If you can afford it and you don't feel the urge to take advantage of what FSU has to offer instead, I think you'd benefit greatly from Chapman. Good luck in whatever you decide!
 

smooshie

Member
The way I see it, film school is a big commitment in terms of money and time. If you think you'll be better prepared for another stab at the NY/CA schools next year (and I'm sure you will go strength to strength!), I think you should seriously consider that. There's probably nothing worse than wishing you had.

My two cents :p
Thanks so much for the advice. It was really difficult to turn down FSU, but I made myself do it. It came down to the funding as well.
Feeling relieved though now that it's done and over with.

Hoping to re-apply in the future :)
 

Stella

New Member
Hey Stella, congratulations on your offer!! I will be attending AFI this year as a screenwriter :)
Hey @kd6 ! Screen writing that's pretty cool, congratulation! And nice to meet you:) do we have a facebook group or something like that for us 2015 fellows?
 

kd6

Member
Hey @kd6 ! Screen writing that's pretty cool, congratulation! And nice to meet you:) do we have a facebook group or something like that for us 2015 fellows?
I don't think we have a Facebook group yet :confused:...could be a bit early? Maybe that will change as more people receive and accept their offers.

But nice to meet you too - it's great to have met another incoming fellow! ;)
 

kd6

Member
Thanks so much for the advice. It was really difficult to turn down FSU, but I made myself do it. It came down to the funding as well.
Feeling relieved though now that it's done and over with.

Hoping to re-apply in the future :)
:) Wishing you all the best of luck for next year!
 

A+foreffort

Member
Congratulations to all who got in to their schools of desire.
I am struggling to make a decision between Columbia and NYU. I really can't make up my mind. Anyone else in the same boat?
 

ausdrucklos

New Member
Congratulations to everyone who's been accepted in the past week. And to everyone who is still waiting to hear, I hope you all hear some news soon!

I had a Skype conversation with Professor Wheatley at LMU on Tuesday to chat about the program/school and to answer any questions that I had. I had a ton and she answered them all :) She also informed me they were awarding me a Dean's Scholarship for $5000. I had been leaning towards LMU anyway, but our conversation confirmed my decision.

As I haven't quite made my mind up yet about which direction in the film industry I want to pursue, I think a Film Production course is better for me than a specialised Sound Design course. I paid my enrolment fee yesterday to LMU, and I'm so excited! I look forward to meeting everyone else who also accepted LMU :D
Hey @Caroline_Eleni! Congratulations for getting through LMU. I have also chosen Film and TV Production course. I guess we are going to be classmates :)
 
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Hey @Caroline_Eleni! Congratulations for getting through LMU. I have also chosen Film and TV Production course. I guess we are going to be classmates :)
Congratulations! I look forward to meeting you! @Sunny and I shall see you this summer then :D along with everyone else on here who chose LMU as well :)
 

BettyHY1987

New Member
I'm about to pay the deposit of Chapman's Producing Program today...and it says the program is already full...I was trying to reach Chapman's admission officer the past 30 mins, but in vain....BTW is it normal? I received the "letter" from graduate admission office on Apr 15 and today it says the program doesn't receive any more deposit?
 

skycamera

New Member
Congratulations to you too @skycamera !!!!

I actually have a good friend who is finishing her first year in Chapman's Editing program. She seems to really love the program and Dodge has pretty legit facilities. I toured their building with her and her classmates (albeit after a night of drinking at the bar near the campus :D) and they seem to have everything you need in a film school.

I will admit that being in Orange can seem like exile, but Chapman is aware of this and they do everything they can to compensate for that through internships and tapping their own alumni network in LA. Plus, the all students work on each other's sets, so you'll get more than just a "dungeon room of editing" experience. I can't speak on FSU, but I will say that it will help to be as close to LA as possible for lucrative job opportunities (especially if you plan to move there after your studies), and Chapman is about the furthest school you could go to in SoCal (besides maybe CalArts??) that's still able to help expose you to professional projects to put your schooling into action. (although I dunno about what opportunities FSU has to offer)

Hopefully this helps. If you can afford it and you don't feel the urge to take advantage of what FSU has to offer instead, I think you'd benefit greatly from Chapman. Good luck in whatever you decide!
I'm sorry for late reply.
But, Thank you sooooooooooo much for your kindness and a comment!!!
Thanks to your comment, I made my final decision! I'll be attending Chanpman in this fall!
Thanks again, and i wish you the best of luck :)
 

Point Break

Member
I'm glad I was able to help! I'm sure you'll love there... Also, PM me if you'd like me to introduce you to my friend at Chapman. She's a wonderful person and she's from Orange County, so I'm sure she'd be able to answer any further questions you may have.
 

skycamera

New Member
I'm glad I was able to help! I'm sure you'll love there... Also, PM me if you'd like me to introduce you to my friend at Chapman. She's a wonderful person and she's from Orange County, so I'm sure she'd be able to answer any further questions you may have.
OMG, You're touching me ;-)
Of course!!! It would be soooo nice if i can get to know her!
Could you please introduce me to her?
This is my facebook; https://www.facebook.com/yurim.han.16
Thanks a lot!!!
 

Point Break

Member
Alright, I just sent you a request...
 

Ya Chun

New Member
I'm about to pay the deposit of Chapman's Producing Program today...and it says the program is already full...I was trying to reach Chapman's admission officer the past 30 mins, but in vain....BTW is it normal? I received the "letter" from graduate admission office on Apr 15 and today it says the program doesn't receive any more deposit?

I have received the letter on Apr 14 and they said the deadline to submit the enrollment deposit is April 15. It doesn't make sense. So I think you should contact Lauren Kacura atkacura@chapman.edu for deadline issues.
I hope everything goes well!!
 

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