USC Writing for Screen & Television MFA 2022 (1 Viewer)

Chris W

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This is a thread for those of you applying to USC Writing for Screen & Television MFA for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants.

Here are our current admissions statistics and acceptance data from our database for the program:

USC Cinematic Arts - Writing for Screen & Television (MFA) Acceptance Rate
24%
Admitted
48  out of   199   Admitted
4%
Waitlisted
7  out of   199   Waitlisted
72%
Not Admitted
144  out of   199  Not Admitted


    When you apply please add your application to our database so we can improve our data.

    Deadline is November 15.

    USC Cinematic Arts | Graduate Application Procedures

    Reply below if you are applying to chat with your fellow applicants. :)

    Good luck!
     
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    Nightwriter

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    This is a thread for those of you applying to USC Writing for Screen & Television MFA for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants.

    Here are our current admissions statistics and acceptance data from our database for the program:


    When you apply please add your application to our database so we can improve our data.

    Deadline is November 15.

    USC Cinematic Arts | Graduate Application Procedures

    Reply below if you are applying to chat with your fellow applicants. :)

    Good luck!
    I’m applying!!!! Ahhhh!!!!
     

    Umie13

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    Hey guys, I'm just currently going through my application. I was wondering if anyone had difficulty filling out the character limit for certain prompts such as inputting conferences/memberships/experiences etc.? I wrote 3/4 sentences for each and thought to ask if this is generally expected?

    Thanks :)
     

    aemmerson1

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    I had such a hard time with those prompts, but they turned out as some of the most fun scenes I've written and I was really happy with them.

    But honestly, it's USC - who knows!? I'm just glad to have applied.

    Umie13, for me I left most of the conferences/memberships/experiences blank, because I haven't had any of those opportunities unfortunately. Hopefully they won't hold that against me!
     

    stackerlee

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    Hey all! I'm having two issues:

    1) They say you need two letters of rec (USC Cinematic Arts | Graduate Application Procedures) on one and three on the other (see document below). Does anyone have a sense of what's going on?

    2) There's not a separate personal statement, correct? There's just the 'most challenging' and 'autobiographical essay'? One that's on the graduate application (which I've completed and couldn't see where it'd be submitted)/ When answering a question about the writing application, an admissions officer said, "you can include this information in the personal statement or the creative essay or the most challenging moment."

    I'm confused! And don't want to be ready to click 'submit' this weekend and see that there's one more essay!

    Thank you all!
     

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    Umie13

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    Hey all! I'm having two issues:

    1) They say you need two letters of rec (USC Cinematic Arts | Graduate Application Procedures) on one and three on the other (see document below). Does anyone have a sense of what's going on?

    2) There's not a separate personal statement, correct? There's just the 'most challenging' and 'autobiographical essay'? One that's on the graduate application (which I've completed and couldn't see where it'd be submitted)/ When answering a question about the writing application, an admissions officer said, "you can include this information in the personal statement or the creative essay or the most challenging moment."

    I'm confused! And don't want to be ready to click 'submit' this weekend and see that there's one more essay!

    Thank you all!
    It varies to the programme you're applying to. The programme that demands 3 letters of recommendation is the Producing programme (I think Peter Stark). The other programmes require just 2 letters of recommendation. I've applied for the Writing programme so therefore supplied two letters.

    There isn't a personal statement. Again, this varies from programme to programme. Some require a personal statement (again, I think the Peter Stark Producing programme). Some require a few essay prompts to fill out. Each programme will demand different supplemental materials. For the writing programme there isn't a personal statement component.
     

    happiernow

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    Hey all! I'm having two issues:

    1) They say you need two letters of rec (USC Cinematic Arts | Graduate Application Procedures) on one and three on the other (see document below). Does anyone have a sense of what's going on?

    2) There's not a separate personal statement, correct? There's just the 'most challenging' and 'autobiographical essay'? One that's on the graduate application (which I've completed and couldn't see where it'd be submitted)/ When answering a question about the writing application, an admissions officer said, "you can include this information in the personal statement or the creative essay or the most challenging moment."

    I'm confused! And don't want to be ready to click 'submit' this weekend and see that there's one more essay!

    Thank you all!
    I think that pdf is old requirements that they no longer use. when you go on the school's website, it says 2 recommendations. also, I believe the slideroom application only has space for two recommenders
     

    stackerlee

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    It varies to the programme you're applying to. The programme that demands 3 letters of recommendation is the Producing programme (I think Peter Stark). The other programmes require just 2 letters of recommendation. I've applied for the Writing programme so therefore supplied two letters.

    There isn't a personal statement. Again, this varies from programme to programme. Some require a personal statement (again, I think the Peter Stark Producing programme). Some require a few essay prompts to fill out. Each programme will demand different supplemental materials. For the writing programme there isn't a personal statement component.
    thank you!!
     

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