Keep in mind if you are a US military veteran, New York state law dictates that all public universities/colleges must charge you in-state tuition rates.I interviewed at Feirstein in-person. The facilities are very impressive, two floors in the "Steiner Studios" building. There's literally TV and films shooting on the other floors, and you pass tons of production people in the coffee shop across the street, in the elevator, etc. It's a very new program (founded in 2015 I think? they had their first graduating class in 2018.)
Tuition is about 20k a year, for 3 years, in-state, more if you're not a NYS resident. So not radically cheaper compared to private schools with a good merit scholarship, especially 2yr programs. But if being in NY is important it could be worth it.
For screenwriting, having access to really good equipment, sound stages, etc. might not matter as much... I'd definitely look at the faculty and see if you think it's a good fit. I know one of their featured alumni did major in screenwriting and landed a professorship at NYU.
Overall I was really impressed by the physical school, it's just a very new program... But it's promising and a great asset for film in NY.
Tagging other DePaul and Feirstein applicants - maybe they can help you. @moni4liberty @mr.wanderer @Cd23 @Tina Berardi @micjagguar @DylanR @ttague @EdgeWitNot sure which would be the better choice, can anyone shed some light? DePaul is a little more established and seems to be gaining traction, New York seems like a better hub for opportunities post grad...anybody have experience or inside knowledge here? Thank you all
Which like yes is fairly obvious but like you are choosing a place you could potentially be living in for the next 3-4 yearsI was straight up told in a video call with a DePaul professor that the tv writing jobs are not in chicago, and its not the place for it ... so if that's what you ultimately want then don't go to chicago if you can help it I guess
true, but if you're doing the comedy concentration being in Chicago is actually great due to the fact SNL recruits from The Second City which is where half the classes are held. They also have an optional final quarter in Los Angeles.I was straight up told in a video call with a DePaul professor that the tv writing jobs are not in chicago, and its not the place for it ... so if that's what you ultimately want then don't go to chicago if you can help it I guess