So I was interviewed by two screenwriting professors and one directing professor. It went well but not as relaxed as the LMU interview I had last week. I guess the questions felt more on the spot but I also, for whatever reason, felt more nervous which didn’t help my train of thought.
Since we all submitted their 1 – 2 page episode outline instead of an actual writing sample, they asked me questions based on my resume.
Aside from the resume specific questions, they asked:
What led you down the path to screenwriting?
What TV shows are you currently watching?
What would you like to write?
They then went into telling me about the program. It sounds like we will write and collaborate with the production majors to produce a comedy or drama episode. They stressed how intense it can be, time and workload wise, and wanted to know I can handle it.
(This sounds similar to a lot of AFI interviews I’ve read here so maybe they are leaning towards a program similar to AFI?)
It’s a different feel than LMU for anyone who applied to both. I can see, depending on interest, that some may prefer one to the other.
Thank you for the summery. I hope we could be classmates! I went to their interview tour today. And the tour guide was a first year screenwriting student. From what i learned, the work load was not that intense. She said it's not gonna be more than 15h/week. The facility looks amazing! Their script writing classroom are modeled after a writers room with the round table. And their studios are modled after Warners brother. She also said there are two person dedicated for internship and resume building. It sounds really amazing!