USC Film & TV Production 2019

Otavi.

Member
That is so strange. This is the first email you got from them too? I'm sorry :(
nono, maybe I said in a wrong way -) I recieved a regular confirmation letter that I m academically admitted for the program, and in order to receive an official letter, I need to provide proof of fin.support. And that's it. I m sure its a common thing. If I could pay tuition I would join USC this year )) However, the only thing I found strange is that its been more than 3 weeks since the first letter when I finally got rejection about my scholarship
 

starrcinema

New Member
Hey all - I was rejected this morning, same thing as others said with getting an email with a generic letter. I'm quite destroyed (been sobbing all morning lol) but I know I'll be ok in the future! I'm graduating from CalArts Film Production program in May and I'm excited to start my future and see where screenwriting and directing takes me. I wish you all success!!! <3
 

Cindy

Member
Hi Everyone,
I m curious has everyone got the decision already? Or maybe someone still waiting for their decision as me?
 

Cdemon

Active Member
Hi Everyone,
I m curious has everyone got the decision already? Or maybe someone still waiting for their decision as me?
It’s sounds like most have but not all. Maybe give it a week and then call if you’ve heard nothing. 🤷‍♀️ I don’t think that people accepting have to do so until April 15th, but there are a few people who have been waitlisted.
 

Cindy

Member
It’s sounds like most have but not all. Maybe give it a week and then call if you’ve heard nothing. 🤷‍♀️ I don’t think that people accepting have to do so until April 15th, but there are a few people who have been waitlisted.
Yea, that is what my plan now. I called them last Monday, they said they were going to give out all the decision by last week, but I haven’t heard back anything yet.
 

filmperson

New Member
Hi,

I got accepted on Monday but I'm an international student from Australia and without a scholarship I can't pay the tuition. Are there any other international students with the same issue/people with ideas of how to pay?
 

Cindy

Member
Hi,

I got accepted on Monday but I'm an international student from Australia and without a scholarship I can't pay the tuition. Are there any other international students with the same issue/people with ideas of how to pay?
Congratulations!!! Did you receive the offer with email or they told you to check your YOUSC portal? I m so anxious
 
They told me to check my portal. I was thrilled until I realised I couldn't afford it.
I would look into Government loan schemes. I see Australia has quite a few. Perhaps you can see if you qualify for any of those? I'm looking everywhere for loans, and you'll be surprised how much money there is out there if you look for it!

For those of you who didn't get in, don't worry and don't give up! Everyone has a different path. I made a short film nearly 8 years ago that did international rounds and got sold, but unfortunately even after that, I couldn't find enough money to afford living expenses. So I worked in semi-related fields and built up a career in advertising, writing and marketing. It's up to you to see it as a waste of time, but now, 8 years out, my experiences have shaped me into a more mature person and filmmaker. I've had the chance to chat with some well-known filmmakers and literally every single one says one thing: observe life, live it, and make a film.

Film school isn't a substitute for grit, it's just another tool that you can use to your advantage. Whether or not you utilise it is up to you. There will always be times when you are rejected. As an artist, this is the most important thing to learn. UCLA rejected me for their undergrad film program. My response was to keep working on it and I made that film I mentioned previously. At one festival, it played with films from UCLA and USC's grad program that spent north of 20K for production, and I was some 20 year old undergrad who studied literature, but had enough heart to believe that there was a story worth telling. School can't teach you that, so if you really and truly want to make films, look to yourself for validation and keep moving forward.
 

HarryMelodies

New Member
I'm not sure about all the departments, but for Film & Television Production students are awarded positions as Student Assistants as part of their financial aid package. You have to wait until your second semester until you're eligible, since they want you to get acclimated to the school before working in a class. As far as I know I don't think it's something you apply for.
 
I'm not sure about all the departments, but for Film & Television Production students are awarded positions as Student Assistants as part of their financial aid package. You have to wait until your second semester until you're eligible, since they want you to get acclimated to the school before working in a class. As far as I know I don't think it's something you apply for.
In that case, do you need to apply for financial aid through the school to get a SA position?
 

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