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Hi everyone, I just finished my interview for screenwriting. They said, at least for screenwriting, they'd be wrapping up interviews this week (or next week, I don't remember), and that shortly after they'd be sending out offer letters.
It will be next week as my interview is on the 22nd.

What kind of questions did they ask during the interview?
 
-tell us about yourself
-why dodge college
-how does your playwriting experience translate to the screen? What's similar?
-how do you handle criticism
-how have you been bettering yourself as a writer
Congratulations on your interview! Did they happen to reference any specifics about your application samples? I saw that you mentioned playwriting, but beyond that? How many people were on the call if you recall?
 
Congratulations on your interview! Did they happen to reference any specifics about your application samples? I saw that you mentioned playwriting, but beyond that? How many people were on the call if you recall?
It was only two people, Paul G and James Dutcher. Surprisingly they didn't reference any part of my application samples directly. I'm sure they had them in mind about how I translate my writing voice to the screen from being a playwright, as AFI asked me a similar question. It seemed more like they want to get to know your character, who you are, how you communicate
 
Out of curiosity, have any of the film production applicants been told by Chapman whether they’re still planning on shortening the program down to 2 years instead of 3?
 
Out of curiosity, have any of the film production applicants been told by Chapman whether they’re still planning on shortening the program down to 2 years instead of 3?
My friend was interviewed this week and he asked them about it. They confirmed the change and expressed that it was so that all of their tracks could align more with everyone progressing at the same time. Promoting more collaboration and such.
 
I just had my interview today.

I interviewed with two different guys. One of them was the director of the dodge program. He seemed kind of serious and like he wasn't too impressed with me. When it was time to go, he didn't say goodbye, almost as if he was thinking "Yeah I don't want to see this guy again".

For the record, I am a terrible interviewer. Some people have a way with words, I am not one of these people. A part of that is my autism, a part of that is I naturally stumble with my words. I'm much better at writing than I am at speaking.

So yeah, I'm probably going to get rejected. I just have this feeling.
 
They didn't ask if I had any questions at the end lol I don't know if thats a sign of "Jesus Christ, I hate this girl!" 😭 or not, but needless to say my booty cheeks are clinched tight 😂!
At this point, i feel if you’ve gotten an interview that’s a great sign! It seems like from what @bddub24 has said, they want to get to know you on a personal level during the interviews. I’m thinking they know you have the skills to succeed in their program, so don’t be too harsh on yourselves😉
 
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