Can you recommend me which is the best MFA film school? (From S.Korea, Can't search information well:(

BruceNme

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Hi I am looking for to enroll MFA film school emphasizing directing
Hope you guys make rank for me

University List
1. UCLA (I know for 2021 they don't accept people :(
2. USC
3. Chapman University
4. LMU
5. University of Texas at Austin
6. Stony Brook
7. Syracuse

Stony Brook and Syracuse are on list as insurance because my GPA is not reach 3.0
Give me any questions and oppinion plz!
 

llueve

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Hi BruceNme,
Are you asking for people to tell you how each of those 7 schools rank in relationship to each other?
Is that the question?

If so, I think your order is pretty accurate, as far as the reputation of each school.
Rank according to lists like this one, for example: The Top 25 American Film Schools | Hollywood Reporter

USC and UCLA are two top schools with very good reputations for their programs. They are also both in LA, which boosts their reputations. USC is reportedly wealthier and has a lot of connections to mainstream industry, though it is very expensive. UCLA has a good reputation and is a bit less expensive.

Chapman and LMU come after, they are not as known as USC and UCLA, but are not unknown. It helps that they are in LA / close to LA.

The UT Austin program has been growing in esteem over the last few years. It's in Texas, so it's far from the "film capital" (but that's something I kind of like about the program, personally!).

And the last two on your list are, as you seem to know, not as highly ranked as the other programs.

So your order is correct, pretty much, as far as reputation.

Whether that means these programs are the best for you is a different question!

Does this help? Did you want names of more schools for your list? Or were you trying to filter out and apply to fewer schools?
 

lucychoi97

Korean Forum Moderator
Staff member
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hi i'm from south korea too!
i really want to answer those questions in korean but i'll just answer in english.
i see you got a great list of film schools there, but if you're GPA is not over 3.0, I don't really recommend applying to schools like USC since it's already competitive there with good GPAs. But still there is no minimum GPA as far as I know so if you still wish to apply, you still can :)
If you have any more question, feel free to msg me!
화이팅 ㅎㅎ
 

BruceNme

Member
hi i'm from south korea too!
i really want to answer those questions in korean but i'll just answer in english.
i see you got a great list of film schools there, but if you're GPA is not over 3.0, I don't really recommend applying to schools like USC since it's already competitive there with good GPAs. But still there is no minimum GPA as far as I know so if you still wish to apply, you still can :)
If you have any more question, feel free to msg me!
화이팅 ㅎㅎ
really nice of you!! 감사합니다 ㅠㅠ
yeah my GPA is not impressive.. but anyway I decided not to apply to USC because of high tuition ,also bad reviews of the curriculum.
I rearrange my list!

Chapman
DePaul
Syracuse
Austin
LMU

I am not sure about any kind of documents I write but wish me luck :)
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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Chapman
DePaul
Syracuse
Austin
LMU
Good list!

I don't think any 2021 threads have been started for those programs yet if you want to start some to meet more of your fellow applicants and potential classmates:

 
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