USC Peter Stark Program Fall 2019 Entry

Hi all!
I didn't see a thread for the most recent group of applicants (that is this year) for Stark so I thought I would start one. If there's already an existing thread for people applying this year, could you please link it?

Are there any people applying fall of 2018 to enter next year? Let's connect!
 

Operator

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Chapman
I wanted to apply for 2019 but can't find the program in the list... Is it too late?
The application doesn't open until August 20th last I read. But call them to be sure.
 

nsok

New Member
I am applying! I am trying to finish my written portions this week and have been getting stuck feeling like my reasons for wanting to go are too generic or boring. Basically, I have been working in a variety of production and post-production roles over the past two years in LA. The reason I want to go to the Stark program is to better prepare myself to handle bigger projects, be able to brand myself as a sole producer rather than have to take a variety of different roles to support myself, and to work with a group of motivated like-minded peers.

As much as that is true, I can't help but feel like I need something more spicy to catch their attention. Does anyone know what they are looking for in the written portion? Specifically the, "Why do you want to attend the Stark Program" question.

Thanks and good luck to everyone :)
 
I'm struggling with that too! I have honestly never been so petrified my whole life. I want to be a showrunner, so a lot of my stuff is quite showrunner centric, although I am interested in the business side of the film industry as well. As a writer, you rarely get to see that part of the world and taking classes in it before being thrown into the real world seems like a good idea.
 
I didn't think to post this until now (so it may be too late) - but I'm swinging by the school tomorrow to visit and chat with some of the admissions/administrative staff about the program, because I'm visiting from NYC. I'm compiling a list of my own questions right now, but does anyone questions that you think I should ask them?
 

Chris W

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I didn't think to post this until now (so it may be too late) - but I'm swinging by the school tomorrow to visit and chat with some of the admissions/administrative staff about the program, because I'm visiting from NYC. I'm compiling a list of my own questions right now, but does anyone questions that you think I should ask them?
Just in case nobody responds on time be sure to scour the site using search to read all the old threads from previous years. That might give you some good ideas.
 
Thanks Chris! Added my details. Good luck to everyone
 
Thanks @Chris W just put my details in on the tracklist! Good luck to everyone. How do you all feel?
 
I didn't think to post this until now (so it may be too late) - but I'm swinging by the school tomorrow to visit and chat with some of the admissions/administrative staff about the program, because I'm visiting from NYC. I'm compiling a list of my own questions right now, but does anyone questions that you think I should ask them?
how was your chat with them?
 
how was your chat with them?
Sorry for the delayed response! It was pretty good, although super casual. There wasn't any sort of tour or info session (at least not the days I was visiting), but I had been in touch with the office admin for the Stark program prior to my visit. So I was able to swing by and chat with the woman in the office for a bit and have my questions answered. Larry also stuck his head in from his office just to say hello and good luck. But it was also nice just to walk around campus and get a feel for the school.
 

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