UCLA Directing/Production Fall 2019

It looks like sometimes, people are admitted to schools without having interviewed. Is that a possibility with UCLA? Or do you have to receive an interview in order to be considered for admission?
You must be interviewed at UCLA
 

I had my interview and honestly it was amazing. They were running behind but once it actually started it was light hearted and pretty relaxed. I could tell they truly cared about who I was as a person and it's a piece I really appreciated.
 

Ming_H

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I had my interview and honestly it was amazing. They were running behind but once it actually started it was light hearted and pretty relaxed. I could tell they truly cared about who I was as a person and it's a piece I really appreciated.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience of the interview! I am so so looking forward to it!
 
No problem! I was with Rory, Nancy Richardson and Mark Ronson.
 

sophie13133

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Just thought I’d post this here for anyone freaking out like me, I called admissions today and they said decisions would come out late March or early April. They also said that getting an interview does not determine admission, so if you didn’t get an interview offer, you’re still eligible to be accepted.
 
Just thought I’d post this here for anyone freaking out like me, I called admissions today and they said decisions would come out late March or early April. They also said that getting an interview does not determine admission, so if you didn’t get an interview offer, you’re still eligible to be accepted.
That’s interesting because in my interview I asked and was told it’s required to get an interview to be accepted. Last year and in previous years it was too. They just said an interview does not garuntee acceptance. I just asked on Saturday with the faculty. So that’s odd. Good luck to everyone.
 

Ming_H

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Just thought I’d post this here for anyone freaking out like me, I called admissions today and they said decisions would come out late March or early April. They also said that getting an interview does not determine admission, so if you didn’t get an interview offer, you’re still eligible to be accepted.
Thank you for sharing this, Sophie!

Glad to know the result would all come out at the end of this month or early April. So we don't need to wait for too much longer.
 
I think it’s safe to say an interview is required for admission unless you happen to be the director of an Oscar winning short film or Elon Musk or something else incredibly outstanding lol

Good luck everyone! 🍀
 
I mean, "literally a rocket scientist" and "creator of paypal and the most successful electric car ever" probably looks pretty good on a resume.
 

kid_a2

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I mean, "literally a rocket scientist" and "creator of paypal and the most successful electric car ever" probably looks pretty good on a resume.
For sure, but not sure how much SEC fraud investigations and Tesla's recent messes impact that.

Regardless, your original point is definitely true "I think it’s safe to say an interview is required for admission" :D
 
Mark Ronson as in the musician?!

Also perhaps it's the different programs but for screenwriting I only had one interviewer. Hmm..
Hey! everyone keeps saying the singer. Maybe he sings. When I looked up Rory Kelly and Mark Ronson both came up as singers. But they said they were producer-directors. So maybe.
 

Buusey

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Just had my interview. Thought it went really well. Nancy even asked to make sure I fill out a statement of diversity for grants and stuff but not sure if she asks that of everyone who qualifies. Killed the pitch. Overdressed but whatever. Really nice campus too but the area around here seems expensive. Forgot to ask when we’d hear back though...
 

Buusey

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Did anyone by chance ask when we’d hear back? I think past years have been the third week of March but this year’s interview schedule is a bit later.
 
Did anyone by chance ask when we’d hear back? I think past years have been the third week of March but this year’s interview schedule is a bit later.
I asked and they said anytime after the last interviews towards the end of the month. Someone let year has their interview on the like the 23 and got a decision on the 28th. I’m hoping it’s a similar decision.
 
I asked and they said anytime after the last interviews towards the end of the month. Someone let year has their interview on the like the 23 and got a decision on the 28th. I’m hoping it’s a similar decision.
Excuse the typos. I’m super tired. Lol
 
Mark Ronson as in the musician?!

Also perhaps it's the different programs but for screenwriting I only had one interviewer. Hmm..
Also I misunderstood. Mark Rosman. Lol
 

Buusey

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Hi all. Just got the call that I’ve been accepted by the department. Also big news: the faculty wants to put me up for the Graduate Opportunty Fellowship Program, which would essentially be full tuition for a non-CA resident, plus a $20,000 stipend to use on anything (100% is going to rent). The fellowship is not totally guaranteed so they’re at least giving me $5,000 towards tuition.

I’m so torn because NYU was my top school for a while and they offered me $27,500 (half tuition). I don’t know if I should pursue UCLA on a maybe chance I’ll get a fellowship (not sure what the chances are but apparently they get 2-3 per year). Also, not sure if it’s worth telling NYU and I could haggle for money too? I thought I was in the clear with decisions!!

Also, letters or calls of acceptances are apparently coming out this week.
 

Ming_H

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Hi all. Just got the call that I’ve been accepted by the department. Also big news: the faculty wants to put me up for the Graduate Opportunty Fellowship Program, which would essentially be full tuition for a non-CA resident, plus a $20,000 stipend to use on anything (100% is going to rent). The fellowship is not totally guaranteed so they’re at least giving me $5,000 towards tuition.

I’m so torn because NYU was my top school for a while and they offered me $27,500 (half tuition). I don’t know if I should pursue UCLA on a maybe chance I’ll get a fellowship (not sure what the chances are but apparently they get 2-3 per year). Also, not sure if it’s worth telling NYU and I could haggle for money too? I thought I was in the clear with decisions!!

Also, letters or calls of acceptances are apparently coming out this week.
Hi Buusey,

You've done a really great job to be admitted by both GIANT schools. Decisions are always hard to make when it really comes to us. But if I were you, I would dig more into both schools and figure out which one could really benefit me more in my whole career. Give less color to the fellowship, since it is way less important than how you want to achieve yourself. NYU could be the top school for you before, but you are the only person who knows which school fits you better.

This is just my humble ideas about the situation you are at. Hope it can help! Good luck!
 

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