UCLA Screenwriting MFA 2019

kreativesoul

Active Member
I applied for Directing. I believe we'll be notified of interviews mid January, although an interview isn't needed to be accepted.
 

Shade

Member
Hey guys! I applied too (Screenwriting)! Haven't heard from them yet. Looks like interview notifications start rolling out in mid-January. Last year they went out in early February. What I do know is that you do need an interview to be accepted, at least for the screenwriting track. Good luck to everyone!
 

amlena

Storyteller
Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker! Wanted to share that I just received a message through the Acceptd platform regarding whether I'd like to do a Skype or in-person interview! SO excited. I opted for in-person because I'm local to LA. Anyone else receive an interview request yet??
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker! Wanted to share that I just received a message through the Acceptd platform regarding whether I'd like to do a Skype or in-person interview! SO excited. I opted for in-person because I'm local to LA. Anyone else receive an interview request yet??
Congrats!
 

divmoh247

Member
Hi Amlena, just to check is this for USC or UCLA?
 

divmoh247

Member
Thanks Chris! Just wanted to inform everyone here that I just got my notification from UCLA and they want to interview me. Good luck to you all!
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
Thanks Chris! Just wanted to inform everyone here that I just got my notification from UCLA and they want to interview me. Good luck to you all!
Same here! I'm ecstatic. Radio silence for every application ever for anything film related. Until now. I live in Canada so can only do Skype.

Does anyone know the percentage of interviewees to accepted students? I can't seem to locate the previous years' spreadsheet data...
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
Same here! I'm ecstatic. Radio silence for every application ever for anything film related. Until now. I live in Canada so can only do Skype.

Does anyone know the percentage of interviewees to accepted students? I can't seem to locate the previous years' spreadsheet data...
Be sure to add your own application to the tracker... I only see yours for USC.

As far as the percentages... all of the old application data from the spreadsheets has been added to the new application tracker... although some of 2015 is still being imported in.

You can use the Advanced Search to sort through the applications in the tracker.

Here are the results though for 2018 UCLA accepted after interview:

Search results for query: Ucla screenwriting

Here are the results for 2018 UCLA denied after interview:

Search results for query: Ucla screenwriting

I did a break down of the rough acceptance rates in this article here:

Film School MFA Acceptance Rates, Minimum GPAs, Decision Dates, and more...

But the old spreadsheets can still be found on this page if you want to look there:

Tracking application status (Google Sheets)

More features coming hopefully soon should make the Application Tracker on the site even easier to use and sort through information.
 

biacelani

Member
Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker! Wanted to share that I just received a message through the Acceptd platform regarding whether I'd like to do a Skype or in-person interview! SO excited. I opted for in-person because I'm local to LA. Anyone else receive an interview request yet??
Hey guys! Same here, except I opted for the Skype interview since I live in Brazil.
So excited! Good luck to everyone and see you on the other side!
 

BuddernScotch

Active Member
Be sure to add your own application to the tracker... I only see yours for USC.

As far as the percentages... all of the old application data from the spreadsheets has been added to the new application tracker... although some of 2015 is still being imported in.

You can use the Advanced Search to sort through the applications in the tracker.

Here are the results though for 2018 UCLA accepted after interview:

Search results for query: Ucla screenwriting

Here are the results for 2018 UCLA denied after interview:

Search results for query: Ucla screenwriting

I did a break down of the rough acceptance rates in this article here:

Film School MFA Acceptance Rates, Minimum GPAs, Decision Dates, and more...

But the old spreadsheets can still be found on this page if you want to look there:

Tracking application status (Google Sheets)

More features coming hopefully soon should make the Application Tracker on the site even easier to use and sort through information.
I have added my applications to the tracker. And thank you for all the resources! :D:D can't stop smiling about the interview.
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
I have added my applications to the tracker. And thank you for all the resources! :D:D can't stop smiling about the interview.
YAY! Glad you like it. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to improve the tracker or the site.

And congrats again! :)
 

Shade

Member
Oh, well, looks like that's it for everyone else... From what I hear they send all the notifications on the same day based on previous years :(
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
Oh, well, looks like that's it for everyone else... From what I hear they send all the notifications on the same day based on previous years :(
It does appear that way from looking at other years but who knows.... Until you've heard for sure I wouldn't give up hope. Did you apply to any other programs as well?
 

Zach0323

Member
Hey everybody! Just curious on if any of you who received an invitation to interview and responded with what time works best, ever got an email back confirming your interview time? I sent them a response that interviewing in person would be great, but haven't heard back from them. Just want to make sure I did it the right way. Thanks for anybody's help!
 

Chris W

As You Wish
Staff member
I sent them a response that interviewing in person would be great, but haven't heard back from them. Just want to make sure I did it the right way. Thanks for anybody's help!
I wouldn't read too much into it. They're probably swamped. If they wanted to interview you then they want to interview you. Unless you told then off in your email and called them aholes or something you're probably fine. ;) How long has it been since you sent the email?
 
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Zach0323

Member
I wouldn't read too much into it. They're probably swamped. If they wanted to interview you then they want to interview you. Unless you told then off in your email and called them aholes or something you're probably fine. How long has it been since you sent the email?
Haha I definitely didn't do anything like that! I sent it after I got off work the night we got the invites. Only reason I asked is because they said to respond by the the 18th. I figured there might be some type of confirmation, but I could be very wrong as well. Would be far from the first time.
 

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