How old are you?

Fernando González Ortiz

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I'm 27, I got my bachelor's degree at 23 but waited until now to apply. I wanted to pay off my student loans(luckily in Mexico the loans are easier to pay than in the US).

Now I'm waiting for the right scholarships and a new Mexican loan to make this work.


MFA Screenwriter @UCLA
I would not worry about age - there is a wide range of ages at UCLA, at least.

When I applied to these programs, I was 21 and in my final year of college. Now I am 24 and about to graduate! :O

How time flies.

I'd say the majority of my peers are 25-35, with some above and below. There are a few in their 40's and 50's and a couple my age.


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This year, Chapman's first year students range from 20 year old international students to 35 year old screenwriters. I'm a 32 year old director. There's a wide spread here. There's at least one student further along and nearing their 40s that I've met.

Statistically, the average age of an MFA student is late 20s, but as you can see there's a lot of range as both Kira and I have experienced.

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