NYU Dramatic Writing MFA Fall 2017 (Acceptance, Rejection, Etc.)

icygee

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Here's a thread for the DWers (a term I've decided to coin please run with it [also DW is NOT to be confused with Dangerous Woman, the iconic album Grammy nominated album released last year by singer songwriter Ariana Grande]).

@Christopher Gooley you can now freak out in the comfort of our own place.
 

Christopher Gooley

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Fucking finally LOL
 

Starksword

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Had a lovely interview today. Haven't come out with a strong sense of whether it was quite good enough or not though. I was wondering if anyone asked when we would hear back for final?
 

Christopher Gooley

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Had a lovely interview today. Haven't come out with a strong sense of whether it was quite good enough or not though. I was wondering if anyone asked when we would hear back for final?
Who did you interview with?
 

turburr

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Oh man, I haven't received an interview notification yet. Is DW like UCLA where no interview = no acceptance?
 

Christopher Gooley

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Oh man, I haven't received an interview notification yet. Is DW like UCLA where no interview = no acceptance?
I emailed Jame Felder and this is what he told me because I didn't get an interview either. I submitted for television writing and I am not sure if anyone got called from those.

"Keep in mind not all finalists are interviewed and vice-versa."
 

turburr

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I emailed Jame Felder and this is what he told me because I didn't get an interview either. I submitted for television writing and I am not sure if anyone got called from those.

"Keep in mind not all finalists are interviewed and vice-versa."
That's a helluva weight off my shoulders! Thank you!
 
Hey everyone, just want to let you know that someone from the graduate admissions committee emailed me yesterday to set up an interview for Dramatic Writing, which we should have today. The correspondence has been pretty informal so far, it came from her personal email. I'll let you know how it all goes!
 

turburr

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I tried to get a good estimate of when we'd hear back, but it looks like NYU has been historically pretty sporadic. It looks like it'll probably be mid-march or so with how late interview notifications were.
 
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Christopher Gooley

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Hey everyone, just want to let you know that someone from the graduate admissions committee emailed me yesterday to set up an interview for Dramatic Writing, which we should have today. The correspondence has been pretty informal so far, it came from her personal email. I'll let you know how it all goes!
Who interviewed you and what kind of work did you submit?
 
Who interviewed you and what kind of work did you submit?
I submitted a pilot and spec script for half-hour comedies. Interviewed by one of the dramatic writing professors. It was, admittedly, a bizarre situation. I got an extremely informal email from her on Saturday (grammar mistakes, not from her university account, etc.) Then, we FaceTimed on Sunday for about 10 minutes. She asked me about where I live and work, and told me that she had read my writing samples. Then asked if I had any questions. After answering one question, she told me she had to go because she needed to hop onto another interview. Asked me if there was one thing I want her to remember about me, what is it. Then that was it. She was very warm and nice and seemed really interested in what I was saying, but the interview was SO short. I have no idea how to take it.

I will say that it seems like this process is very decentralized. My guess is that the people on the graduate admissions committee were each given a long list of people to interview, probably by a certain deadline, and could do it in any way they pleased. She said she was trying to get all the interviews done by Monday, which I guess is why we talked on a Sunday. Maybe she was behind and just needed to get them all done? This is, of course, not to disrespect her at all. She was very nice and positive. Although, I wish I could have talked to her for a lot longer about the program.
 

icygee

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Posting from the Columbia thread:
Welp, I didn't get an interview with NYU and didn't get in! OH WELL! So, now I'm waiting on Columbia!
Did NYU email you? cc: @Ashley
 

Christopher Gooley

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Has anyone heard yet about acceptance into Dramatic Writing?
 

icygee

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Has anyone heard yet about acceptance into Dramatic Writing?
Yes, I've heard back I'm just keeping it to myself.




I haven't actually heard back I would share the details if I had just like I'm sure anyone else would.
 

icygee

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Christopher Gooley

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NYU musical theatre writing just called me to find out how I'm doing. They also told me that Dramatic Writing reached out to them. My final interview is tomorrow for musical theatre.

Basically which program I would be more interested in as well who would give me the most money.

So, if I get accepted to both I would have to choose.
 

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