I am currently enrolled at Feirstein. If you have specific questions not available on the website, I might be able to help.
Oh I see...Happily I got an interview invitation received today. I have a friend who attended their masters in their first class and I would love to find out more opinions on how is their program based on a student's opinion. If you ever feel comfortable to share your opinions I would be glad to hear it....because I am judicious when discussing money and my unique perceptions.
Since Feirstein is a newer school I have doubts on how is the actual student's experience. For instance, it is clear for me that Columbia Directing/Screenwriting program is really focused on broaden up the student's perspective in terms of a more intelectual approach (I don't if it sounds clear). On the other hand, AFI has a more technical and really hands on experience: the student is shooting and writing a lot during the whole 2 year period. I would like to know how do you find Feirstein in terms of hands on experience versus intelectual learning. Also, how do most of their students find their way after finishing the program? (If you have any info on that). What is the students background in general and what is their average age? Do you feel that the program is mostly specific for each area or is it a more general approach as it could be in a undergrad program?Congrats! If you have any specific questions, I’d be happy to give my perspective.
Sounds exactly like what I am looking for! Thank you very much!!From what I can observe from the outside, the directing track is the most competitive and they have a fairly demanding schedule. It seems to be a pretty even balance of practical instruction and pre-proudction assembly for their various shoots. Many of them are accomplished and some are very new to directing, but it seems that they are pretty much equalized in the face of the rigorous workload. I can't speak to how formal or informal the education for them is, but that is definitely something you should discuss in your interview. Good luck!