USC SCA 2021 - Interview Process

ShereanJ

Member
Hi everyone

Happy New Year

I received an e-mail today about the interview process this weekend. Has anyone else received theirs?

For alumni do you have any advice on what to prepare for as far as questions goes?

If anyone wants to ban together to practice over the next few days I'm open

Have a great day
 

CJR

Member
Also follow up -- if you feel comfortable sharing, how many views did your videos get? I have just 2 on my film and 3 on my self-introduction, a little worried that it isn't a good sign.
 
I get the impression that they’re rolling, so it’s possible more interview requests could go out in the next few weeks. Also, I only had 1 view each on my visual submission and intro video before being asked to interview, so I’d take those views with a grain of salt!
 

CJR

Member
I get the impression that they’re rolling, so it’s possible more interview requests could go out in the next few weeks. Also, I only had 1 view each on my visual submission and intro video before being asked to interview, so I’d take those views with a grain of salt!
Ahh thank you so much for your reply!! This makes me feel so much better & wishing you & everyone else here best of luck thru the process!!! The waiting/ not knowing is the hardest part
 

CJR

Member
I get the impression that they’re rolling, so it’s possible more interview requests could go out in the next few weeks. Also, I only had 1 view each on my visual submission and intro video before being asked to interview, so I’d take those views with a grain of salt!
Thank you so much for this reply - this makes me feel a lot better & wishing you & everyone here best of luck thru this process. Waiting/ not knowing is the hardest part but sending good vibes to everyone on their interviews and during everything in between!!
 

ShereanJ

Member
Do you think if we haven't heard anything we should be pretty worried? Does anyone know if they do interviews all at once or its rolling? Congrats you guys btw!!!!!
I don't know could be separated by a program. I know all final decisions are made by March. I might be delusional but I heard some students don't get interviews they just get accepted. Definitely don't worry
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Wonder if there's a chance of getting accepted without having an interview!
Yes. There are a ton accepted without interview in our application database and if you read our interview with USC Admissions they say it's not required.

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WhaJin

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Yes. There are a ton accepted without interview in our application database and if you read our interview with USC Admissions they say it's not required.

How to get Into USC Film School: An Interview With an SCA Admissions Committee Member

How to get Into USC Film School: An Interview With an SCA Admissions Committee Member

Considered by many to be the best film school in the world, it’s no wonder why the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is so sought after by prospective undergraduate and graduate students alike. However, the film school’s prestige can often make the application process particularly stressful and...
Thank you for your response!

Do AFI, NYU do interviews? Or, the interview is not required for those schools too?
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Not sure.... But look at past threads and browse last year's applications for those schools.

You can sort by school and accepted status.


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JHD

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Yes. There are a ton accepted without interview in our application database and if you read our interview with USC Admissions they say it's not required.

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Considered by many to be the best film school in the world, it’s no wonder why the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is so sought after by prospective undergraduate and graduate students alike. However, the film school’s prestige can often make the application process particularly stressful and...
I wonder if this applies to the Stark program as well, cause the website makes it seem like the interview is mandatory but it would be kind of a relief if it isn't
 

JHD

Active Member
Yes. There are a ton accepted without interview in our application database and if you read our interview with USC Admissions they say it's not required.

How to get Into USC Film School: An Interview With an SCA Admissions Committee Member

How to get Into USC Film School: An Interview With an SCA Admissions Committee Member

Considered by many to be the best film school in the world, it’s no wonder why the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is so sought after by prospective undergraduate and graduate students alike. However, the film school’s prestige can often make the application process particularly stressful and...
Just re-checked the website and realized it never states that interviews are mandatory for acceptance! This is kind of great news!
 

Cy98

Well-Known Member
Those of you who have already had your interview, do you mind sharing how it went?
It went well for me. The interview felt more like a conversation, and I got the sense that the faculty really do a great job spending time reviewing applications in a detailed way.
 
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