USC - Writing for Screen & Television Undergraduate 2020

oliviaaa

Member
Hey everyone! I'm setting up some threads for undergraduate programs as we get started with our applications/portfolios over the summer :) This is my absolute top school... I'm super scared to apply ?. My GPA is within the range but my SAT is a bit below (1330) because I absolutely suck at math lol. I'm probably not gonna retake it because I've gotten the same math score 3 TIMES and I like my EBRW score (750). If anyone else has any experience of applying with a higher GPA and average to low SAT scores that would be super helpful!
 

oliviaaa

Member
Thought I'd update the thread on how this app is going even though I'm the only one on here applying for this right now lol.
This is by far the largest portfolio I would say I'm pretty far along. I've written the "Most Challenging Moment" prompt, brainstormed/outlined the "Autobiographical Character Sketch," and I just wrote my first draft of the "Challenge A" script. I still have to write the commitment prompt and the Challenge B script AND the character sketch, it's gonna be a long couple of months.

I'd love to hear how other people's apps are coming along :)
 

oliviaaa

Member
How's your application going?
Good! It's been on hold because of Chapman and Emerson apps but I gotta get going again lol. December 1st is coming up fast.
 

Pitchblack34

New Member
What did you guys do for your writing challenges? I just realized I forgot to add punctuation to a lot of my dialogue I hope i’m not penalized
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
What did you guys do for your writing challenges? I just realized I forgot to add punctuation to a lot of my dialogue I hope i’m not penalized
Punctuation how? Can you give an example? Might not be as much of a problem with dialogue.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
May not be a problem. There's a private sharing group on the site if you want to share it.

But no sense worrying about it too much now as it's already sent.
 

oliviaaa

Member
Anyone receive an interview request??
Lol not yet, hopefully though if they do interviews. I thought they didn't because they don't for the Masters program. Did you?
 

Lucycat151

New Member
No interview request here...did hear of one for production. Right after I posted I realized this was a thread for the writing program....don't know if they do interviews for the undergrad writing program.
 

Rewa

New Member
I've been having the same question about interviews. They don't have the for undergraduate programs do they?
 

Lucycat151

New Member
I don't believe so.....my student submitted 2 apps, one for production and one for writing. Was given an interview by a production professor but nothing from writing.
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
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