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Graduate course in Direction for fall 2018

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  1. Ray

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    Hi I an international student. I am applying for the courses in the US for Masters in Direction for fall 2018. I have following colleges in my preference list .

    1. Please let me know if I need to add or omit any college from the list.
    2. I have started the application now. Is it too late??
    3. Is it fine if I apply to these many colleges??


    1.University of Southern California
    2.University of California Los Angeles
    3.American Film Institute
    4.New york University
    5.Chapman University
    6.Loyola Marymount University
    7.Emerson College
    8.Columbia College Chicago
    9.Boston University
    10.California Institute of the Arts
    11. Ringling College of Art and Design

    Thanks in Advance. Would appreciate any views or suggestions to apply.
     
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    First thing I have to ask is, are you going to back to your country after you graduate, or are you going to stay in the United States? If you are going to stay, I suggest you omit any schools that are not close to New York City and Los Angeles, as those are the main film/tv hubs in the US and have better connections for internships and a better alumni networks. Atlanta is a close third in my opinion since a lot of filming is being done there as well. Savannah College of Art and Design has an MFA in Film & Television at their Atlanta campus.

    Now, I know some schools, depending on their program allow you do a semester or two in Los Angeles, such as Emerson College and Boston University. You'd have to call them and see if they line up any internships for you while you're there.
     
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    I am planning to stay in the US after my graduation. thanks for your help appreciate it. Do you think there is any other college in the LA that I have missed out and I should apply???
     
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    Also do I have to give GRE???
     
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    I think the only school on your list that requires the GRE is Loyola, but only if your undergraduate degree is under a 3.0.

    Cal State LA has an MFA in Film, Television in Theater. There, you will learn directing for film, television, and theater.
    MFA in Television, Film and Theatre
     
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    And an edit to my above post. Columbia College Chicago also has their final semester in Los Angeles. If you end up in Chicago, don't live anywhere in the southern part of the city. Stay north, or north west.
     
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    Thank you so much for your time. Really appreciate it.
     
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