Chapman 2019 MFA Television Writing and Producing

Chris W

As You Wish
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I'm a film&tv producing program applicant, and just got an email telling me that my admission decision is available. I checked the portal, I'm in!
Congrats!
 
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WriterK90

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They seem to be a little ahead of schedule for producing this year. I hope that means the same for tv and producing!!
 

Operator

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Has anyone looked into where you're going to live if you're coming from out of state? Any suggestions where to live that is affordable?
 

alanray

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Has anyone looked into where you're going to live if you're coming from out of state? Any suggestions where to live that is affordable?
Overall Orange County can be a little pricy but is quite safe and a nice place to live all around, especially when compared to LA. Reasonable places you could live would probably be around Fullerton, Brea, and Placentia. All within about 15-20 minute drive to Chapman. Anaheim would be cheap too, just be weary that there are some more ghetto areas in the Disney city.
 

irickardow101

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Overall Orange County can be a little pricy but is quite safe and a nice place to live all around, especially when compared to LA. Reasonable places you could live would probably be around Fullerton, Brea, and Placentia. All within about 15-20 minute drive to Chapman. Anaheim would be cheap too, just be weary that there are some more ghetto areas in the Disney city.

Yes, I second this. It's going to be less expensive to move near Orange than it is going to be to find a place near Los Angeles. You would probably be getting a nicer place too.
 

alanray

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Yes, I second this. It's going to be less expensive to move near Orange than it is going to be to find a place near Los Angeles. You would probably be getting a nicer place too.
Yep! Also commuting from LA to Orange would be a major pain in the ass with traffic. Anyone moving from out of state to SoCal I warn you, please be very weary of traffic out here. It is the real deal. You will want to die sometimes
 

Operator

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Overall Orange County can be a little pricy but is quite safe and a nice place to live all around, especially when compared to LA. Reasonable places you could live would probably be around Fullerton, Brea, and Placentia. All within about 15-20 minute drive to Chapman. Anaheim would be cheap too, just be weary that there are some more ghetto areas in the Disney city.
I'll probably have to rent a room with someone. No way I can afford Orange or near by on my own with what I'd get some student loans.
 

sallygr4

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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:

Why Chapman?

What led you down the path to screenwriting?

What TV shows are you currently watching?

What would you like to write?

What genres?

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.
in your opinion how do you think LMU and Chapman are different? I felt as though the LMU interview was more laid back than Chapman as well. But how else do you think they differ?
 

Yuk

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This may sound like a silly question, but I was admitted to the producing program and the letter states that I have to send my deposit within 14 days from the date of the letter (March 1st). Would this mean I have to reply by the end of March 14th or March 15th? I want to hear from AFI before I make my decision 😂
 

Fernando González Ortiz

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This may sound like a silly question, but I was admitted to the producing program and the letter states that I have to send my deposit within 14 days from the date of the letter (March 1st). Would this mean I have to reply by the end of March 14th or March 15th? I want to hear from AFI before I make my decision 😂
Hi Yuk, you may be able to ask for an extension on the deadline. Don't tell them that I told you ;)
 
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WriterK90

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In your op


in your opinion how do you think LMU and Chapman are different? I felt as though the LMU interview was more laid back than Chapman as well. But how else do you think they differ?
The biggest difference is Chapman's program is new and I can definitely tell. It's not a bad thing though and they offer a lot.
I also feel like LMU focuses more to creating TV show runners, while Chapman may focus more on just combining writing and production classes.

With LMU you are writing a lot of TV scripts and taking producing and business classes. Chapman felt more like a collaboration with the production students to create web seris etc., while still writing some tv scripts, etc. So Chapman may be a little more hands on.

Check out both of their degree requirments on their websites. They are similar except for the slight differences I mentioned. I would say go for what feels right for you and which require the most classes you'll enjoy.
 

amlena

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Me, an OC resident, scoffing at the use of the word "ghetto" to refer to any part of Anaheim. It's not Ana-crime like it used to be, y'all. 😂 Especially if you look by the Arts District. It's bougie af over there now (but also, the best little nightlife hub there with the Packing House and several microbreweries in the area).

Anyway, hi, screenwriting applicant crashing your party. How's it going?
 

Operator

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Me, an OC resident, scoffing at the use of the word "ghetto" to refer to any part of Anaheim. It's not Ana-crime like it used to be, y'all. 😂 Especially if you look by the Arts District. It's bougie af over there now (but also, the best little nightlife hub there with the Packing House and several microbreweries in the area).

Anyway, hi, screenwriting applicant crashing your party. How's it going?
I was legit considering staying in Korea Town in LA then commuting since I don't mind long drives and my car is insanley good on gas milage.. I may live in Vegas, but I grew up in DC so I'm used to a normal 30min drive taking up to three hours during rush hour lol. Also it seems like the only place I can afford are those trashy studio apartments in K-Town that have utilities included. You know...the nice stabby looking areas.
 

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