That time of year again. Who's applying to Columbia U? Third time applying. This time I will be going for the Screenwriting concentration instead of Creative Producing.
Last year they opened in October. So you still have time. I applied last year and the year before for Creative Producing. The material was nearly identical except the writing prompt. So I'm sure you can go to past postings here and see what you should start getting ready. Contact the people you want to write your recommendations so they can be prepared. Columbia requires three letters.Hi there! I will apply for the Creative Producing program. Do you know when the online application will be available?
That's a good question. I had one teacher, one professional and one personal. I think it looks good to have a different voice for each letter. But if you don't have an academic letter, I wouldn't worry too much about it, make sure there is a something else in your application that can maybe counter balance it. Good luck!Hi there! Does anyone know if it is important to have an academic letter of recommendation or if it is okay that all three letters are professional?
Hi!I'll be lurking around if anyone has questions.
Thanks Patrick! I've enjoyed reading your insight on past threadsThat's a good question. I had one teacher, one professional and one personal. I think it looks good to have a different voice for each letter. But if you don't have an academic letter, I wouldn't worry too much about it, make sure there is a something else in your application that can maybe counter balance it. Good luck!
I am kind of in the same boat! I pretty much only want to go to Columbia and although I may apply to NYU if I feel confident about my creative materials. I've looked into scholarships but haven't found too much. Will let you know if I find something!Going to finally apply for the first time. Columbia really is my only choice so just going to focus on this application and if I have time for any other schools then cool, but I'm happy with just this one. Anybody have any info on if they ever give out scholarships and how those might look?
hi Patrick, sorry if you've answered this already before, but i was just curious about the financial aspect. the tuition is staggering, and honestly scares the shit out of me. can i ask how you make it work? thanks again for being so helpful and available.I'll be lurking around if anyone has questions.
So I think I might be using the film treatment for a couple, I don't think this affects the application. Let's see if someone else has more information.Is anyone using Columbia creative material for the NYU app? Is it okay to use one script or film treatment for both...so long as it fits both prompts?