points4irony

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Fall 2021 undergraduate BFA applications to USC's SCA Film & TV production program discussion thread. Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread for SCA's undergraduate Fall 2021 applications so here it is. My son just finished submitting his application last week, and being the curious parent that I am, found this nice little corner of the internet to share our experience (hoping it's not a short lived one that ends in a rejection).
 

q64

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I was wondering whether there will be a spike this year in film school applications... Universities are reporting record number of applicants, so I’m kind of scared there could be a crazy number of students applying to SCA this year
 

q64

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I asked about the application number for fall 2021 during an information session, and was told that SCA had a ‘tiny bit increase’ in application. Judging by what the admission counselor said, USC in general seems to have had a significant increase in application
 

cgold

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I was wondering whether there will be a spike this year in film school applications... Universities are reporting record number of applicants, so I’m kind of scared there could be a crazy number of students applying to SCA this year
I asked my interviewer for the MFA and she said it was about the same number as normal!
 

Rian Abreu

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Has anyone received an interview request?
Not yet. On USC website says that merit scholarships finalists are supposed to be contacted this week. Wondering whether I will receive both the scholarship interview request and the film one.
How about you? Have you received anything??
 

q64

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Not yet. On USC website says that merit scholarships finalists are supposed to be contacted this week. Wondering whether I will receive both the scholarship interview request and the film one.
How about you? Have you received anything??

I haven’t received any emails from SCA at all regarding interview or supplemental documents. My idea is that If they are seriously considering my application, I expect SCA to contact me for an interview because I am a non-traditional applicant, and they would be interested in clarifying a few things (what I’ve been doing, illness, etc)

From what I read, the interview requests were sent out early/mid-February last year. Since the scholarship notifications are mid-February (10th, 11th or 12th), I think SCA could send out interview requests late-February.
 

Rian Abreu

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Nope! I wasn’t expecting much but I still cried in bed
I’m respectfully laughing hahaha
Yes, I felt really really bad too, mainly because that scholarship was literally everything to me. Now, even if I get accepted, I won’t be able to afford it...
 

q64

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I’m respectfully laughing hahaha
Yes, I felt really really bad too, mainly because that scholarship was literally everything to me. Now, even if I get accepted, I won’t be able to afford it...

don’t lose hope! SCA offers departmental scholarships.

And start writing. You never know whether your screenplay gets sold to fund your education lol. Dream big bro, and good luck.
 

D.LaCroix

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Fall 2021 undergraduate BFA applications to USC's SCA Film & TV production program discussion thread. Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread for SCA's undergraduate Fall 2021 applications so here it is. My son just finished submitting his application last week, and being the curious parent that I am, found this nice little corner of the internet to share our experience (hoping it's not a short lived one that ends in a rejection).
Another curious (obsessing but staying out of my son's way as best I can) parent here! Thanks for making this thread. My son applied to USC's SCA for 2021 too. There is so little info out there and holding my breath this long is exhausting. My son is self-propelled and very possessive of his journey which is great and I am as proud as I can be, at the same time, I fell like I'm living out the plot of Bird Box. Anyone know anything about what it means when a kid gets a zoom interview request?
 

q64

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Another curious (obsessing but staying out of my son's way as best I can) parent here! Thanks for making this thread. My son applied to USC's SCA for 2021 too. There is so little info out there and holding my breath this long is exhausting. My son is self-propelled and very possessive of his journey which is great and I am as proud as I can be, at the same time, I fell like I'm living out the plot of Bird Box. Anyone know anything about what it means when a kid gets a zoom interview request?

 

FilmParent1234

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Tips for undergrad interview? DD is very nervous/excited about hers this week. The wording made her wonder if it would mainly be about the content of her application? Or will it be more about the program or her goals?
 

q64

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Tips for undergrad interview? DD is very nervous/excited about hers this week. The wording made her wonder if it would mainly be about the content of her application? Or will it be more about the program or her goals?

As the link above your post details, just be herself. None of us wouldn’t know why she is being contacted for an interview, so authenticity would be her best strategy. Just tell her to thoroughly review her application (her essays, her Common App extracurriculars, etc). According to what I’ve read, the ‘interviews’ were almost like casual conversations. There also is a list of questions that are commonly asked during interviews on this website- Film School Interview Questions

When was your daughter contacted for interview?
 

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