Columbia 2021 MFA Screenwriting/Directing Applicants

mcama

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After doing some counting and looking through the tracker and this post.

It appears 27 people here have been interviewed or will be interviewed for Directing/Screenwriting. Not sure how that plays for the odds as we don't know how many deferrals there are. Also no way of knowing how many people that aren't here have applied.

But, figured it may help some put things into perspective.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
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After doing some counting and looking through the tracker and this post.

It appears 27 people here have been interviewed or will be interviewed for Directing/Screenwriting. Not sure how that plays for the odds as we don't know how many deferrals there are. Also no way of knowing how many people that aren't here have applied.

But, figured it may help some put things into perspective.
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runningupthathill

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After doing some counting and looking through the tracker and this post.

It appears 27 people here have been interviewed or will be interviewed for Directing/Screenwriting. Not sure how that plays for the odds as we don't know how many deferrals there are. Also no way of knowing how many people that aren't here have applied.

But, figured it may help some put things into perspective.
Love how neurotic we all are on this forum. We'll be in good company with each other in the fall, haha
 

svgis

Active Member
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After doing some counting and looking through the tracker and this post.

It appears 27 people here have been interviewed or will be interviewed for Directing/Screenwriting. Not sure how that plays for the odds as we don't know how many deferrals there are. Also no way of knowing how many people that aren't here have applied.

But, figured it may help some put things into perspective.
How many students does the program take total? Like 30?

And as far as the thank you note I just emailed them directly.
 

Bergmanbaby

Active Member
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How many students does the program take total? Like 30?

And as far as the thank you note I just emailed them directly.
They take 48 for screenwriting/directing. I’m assuming they hope for an even number declaring their concentration at the end of the first year?
 

mcama

Well-Known Member
They take 48 for screenwriting/directing. I’m assuming they hope for an even number declaring their concentration at the end of the first year?

I was told 50, but could be 48.

That said the deferral number appears to be anywhere from 15-20.

Let's say it's 50 and 20 deferrals, odds look promising based on total interviews here. But, I am sure we do not account for every interview.
 

Monocled

New Member
Hello, what's good everybody?

Was looking for Columbia University 2021 MFA Creative Producing thread, any idea if there is one or is this it?
 

anniewaits

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Thank you for sharing, Annie! Did they tell how they are thinking the next semester, considering the actual COVID situation? Do you know if it will gonna continue to be online?
They said most likely it will be online but they hope to resume in-school participation next year. The bottom line was -- they took the safety for everyone seriously and will not make a move until it is deemed safe by experts and the like. Something like that. IMHO, depending on how the summer of vaccination goes, the earliest could be this fall. However, we are at the mercy of others and we may set ourselves back another year...who knows at this point? HTH!
 

Nathalie Granger

Active Member
They said most likely it will be online but they hope to resume in-school participation next year. The bottom line was -- they took the safety for everyone seriously and will not make a move until it is deemed safe by experts and the like. Something like that. IMHO, depending on how the summer of vaccination goes, the earliest could be this fall. However, we are at the mercy of others and we may set ourselves back another year...who knows at this point? HTH!
Thank you so much for the answer! Let's hold on hope!
 

Bergmanbaby

Active Member
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I was told 50, but could be 48.

That said the deferral number appears to be anywhere from 15-20.

Let's say it's 50 and 20 deferrals, odds look promising based on total interviews here. But, I am sure we do not account for every interview.
I feel you! I interviewed today and hardly slept last night/had a panic attack yesterday!! But they were so nice and patient! You’ve got this!!
Who did you have?
 
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