Hello! Currently applying to Columbia's Film MFA for Screenwriting/Directing. I have a few questions.
- Curious to know if you have any favorite professors, or if there is one you're hoping to have as your adviser for your thesis?
- Based on your knowledge, what is the alumni network like post-grad? Do most graduates go on to become directors and screenwriters after leaving, or is that pool small? Is the network active in the Columbia community?
- How competitive are students in the program? I attended a similar, small, conservatory-like film program for undergrad and the environment was at best, competitive, and at worst, toxic. Have you experienced anything like that? If not, do you know anyone who has?
- Based on your application and time at Columbia, what is the program looking for in a successful application?