2024 Film School Application season is beginning! Where are you applying?

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I've added the 2024 Application categories to the database. Application season is about to begin. Where is everyone applying this year? Good luck!

We should have updated 2024 "How to Apply" articles coming out soon.


Also check out our admissions department interviews if you haven't yet:


Where is everyone applying? Has anyone started their applications yet?

*If anyone is interested in becoming a moderator to help update the film school pages with the most recent deadlines and application info please let me know.
 
Our new article about Emerson is up:

Emerson College: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and Life as a Visual and Media Arts Student

Emerson College: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and Life as a Visual and Media Arts Student

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson College is the only four-year institution in the nation devoted to teaching visual and media arts and communications in a liberal arts context. The Department of Visual and Media Arts within the School of Arts offers an...

Where is everyone applying?
 
Our guide to applying to AFI was updated for 2024.

AFI Conservatory: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What to Expect as an AFI Fellow

AFI Conservatory: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What to Expect as an AFI Fellow

For more than 50 years, the American Film Institute Conservatory has elevated the art of cinema and helped film students lay the groundwork for lifelong film careers. In 2022, FilmSchool.org awarded AFI Best West Coast Film School. And in 2023, The Hollywood Reporter ranked AFI the no. 1 film...

And our interview with AFI Admissions:

How to Get Into AFI Conservatory: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions Office (Part 1)

How to Get Into AFI Conservatory: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions Office (Part 1)

Ask anyone about where to go to film school, and you’re bound to hear the American Film Institute Conservatory. First established in 1967, AFI is world renowned for producing pioneers and trailblazers in the film industry. In 2020, the Hollywood Reporter ranked AFI as the top film school in...

Did anyone go to the info session?
 
Our guide on Columbia has been updated for 2024. :)

Columbia University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a Columbia Film Student

Columbia University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a Columbia Film Student

At Columbia University School of the Arts, film is approached as storytelling in motion. Filmmakers learn future-forward visual and narrative filmmaking techniques while mastering the technicalities and business aspects of the industry. In 2023, The Hollywood Reporter also ranked the ivy league...

Application Deadline:

December 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET​

 
And here's our interview with Columbia's admissions department.

How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 1)

How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 1)

The graduate film program at Columbia University School of the Arts is highly acclaimed for its star-studded alumni roster and teaching students how to tell stories that move the masses. In 2022, FilmSchool.org ranked Columbia SOA runner-up for Best Screenwriting Program in its list of top film...
 
I started a USC 2024 thread for those of you applying there. Check in there and meet your fellow applicants:


I believe they have the first deadline of 11/15.
 
Our how to apply guide for USC has been updated for 2024. :)

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...
 
Hi everyone — I'm currently at Columbia University pursuing a BA in Film and Media Studies.
This year, I'm applying to the Stanford MFA Documentary Film and Video program. I have already applied to Cambridge (UK) and will apply to Oxford (UK), both Film Studies MAs (MPhil and MSt) and Columbia MS Documentary (J-School).
Wanted to try Duke's MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, but I'm not sure about moving to NC, and, more importantly, I hear the program is on shaky grounds financially.

Trying to get feedback on the Stanford MFA Documentary Film and Video program, but it feels like, once admitted, students sign an NDA or something. It's so hush-hush! If you know anything about the application process and can share, pls reach out. I'd like to know more about the SOP, how to approach it, what the MFA Doc Film dept wants to know, and also how the interviews went, how it's set up, and your recommendations!

Obviously, I'm very familiar with the Film BA at Columbia and quite familiar with the MA/MFA track, so feel free to reach out if you have questions. Thanks!
 
Good luck! Be sure to log your applications in our database when you can.

I'm currently at Columbia University pursuing a BA in Film and Media Studies.
Obviously, I'm very familiar with the Film BA at Columbia and quite familiar with the MA/MFA track, so feel free to reach out if you have questions. Thanks!

Awesome! Could you possibly review the program? We don't have any reviews for the Columbia BA program just yet. It can be anonymous. Here's the page to review:

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Trying to get feedback on the Stanford MFA Documentary Film and Video program, but it feels like, once admitted, students sign an NDA or something. It's so hush-hush!
Here our are applications to Stanford on the site:


Here are the previous application year threads for it:






Please create a 2024 thread for Stanford when you can. :)
 
I forgot to post that our 2024 application guides for NYU, LMU, and UCLA are all up. :)

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

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

As one of the best film schools on the East coast, the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University Tisch School of the Arts gives film students the chance to turn iconic landscapes into low-budget film shoots and connect with world-renowned industry players. In 2022...

Loyola Marymount University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as an LMU SFTV Film Student

Loyola Marymount University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as an LMU SFTV Film Student

Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television (LMU SFTV) has solidified itself as one of the nation’s best film schools. In 2023, The Hollywood Reporter ranked LMU SFTV no. 8 in its annual list of the best American film schools, solidifying its place in the top 10 for more than a...

UCLA Film School: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a UCLA TFT Student

UCLA Film School: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a UCLA TFT Student

As the only film school nationwide where theater, film, television, and digital media studies are concentrated within a single professional school, University of California Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television combines rigorous academic coursework with hands-on training in...

They are loaded with useful content and almost a 53 minute read for some. 🤯 Enjoy!
 
Hi everyone — I'm currently at Columbia University pursuing a BA in Film and Media Studies.
This year, I'm applying to the Stanford MFA Documentary Film and Video program. I have already applied to Cambridge (UK) and will apply to Oxford (UK), both Film Studies MAs (MPhil and MSt) and Columbia MS Documentary (J-School).
Wanted to try Duke's MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, but I'm not sure about moving to NC, and, more importantly, I hear the program is on shaky grounds financially.

Trying to get feedback on the Stanford MFA Documentary Film and Video program, but it feels like, once admitted, students sign an NDA or something. It's so hush-hush! If you know anything about the application process and can share, pls reach out. I'd like to know more about the SOP, how to approach it, what the MFA Doc Film dept wants to know, and also how the interviews went, how it's set up, and your recommendations!

Obviously, I'm very familiar with the Film BA at Columbia and quite familiar with the MA/MFA track, so feel free to reach out if you have questions. Thanks!
Hii! I hope you're doing well and that your school applications are going smoothly. I'm currently a high school student, and I'm looking to apply for Stanford or Columbia's BA program in Film Studies. I've created several short films and documentaries at my school, and I want to explore the impact and potential of film and documentaries. That's why I'm considering Columbia's program, as I want to delve deeper into this field without necessarily jumping straight into a film school. However, I do have some concerns about the hands-on experience and production opportunities at Columbia. What's your take on Columbia's BA program in Film Studies?
 
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