alxschot

New Member
So this is a bit of a weird questions but some background, I'm from the UK and am in my final year of undergrad (English lit) and looking at doing an MA/MFA in screenwriting next year. Realistically I'll probably end up somewhere in the UK (LFS, Goldsmiths & MetFilm are on the list) but if I had the opportunity to go the US I would. Obviously the big hurdle is money but I figured I should at least try. However, one thing I'm coming up against is the fact that everywhere in the US is asking for three reference letters. For context out of the UK schools I mentioned only Goldsmiths asks for a reference, and it's just one. I know three might not sound like a lot but the course load at my uni is pretty light (which is totally normal btw) and this year I only had like 6ish contact hours a week and a lot of my courses (literally all in 1st & 2nd year) rotate lecturers so I wouldn't say any of my tutors know me super well, especially to speak to my ability as a writer? The one exception is my creative writing tutor from last semester, but apart from him I'm really struggling to think of anyone. Originally my plan was to do some work experience/intern this summer so I only had to scrabble for one reference, but for obvious reasons that hasn't happened. It's just really disheartening & making it feel like there isn't any point in applying?
 
Add your film school application to our Application Database so that we can improve our admissions statistics.

Add Application…

Users who are viewing this thread


Latest Accepted Applications


Acceptance Data
For up to date Film School Acceptance Rates, including Minimum GPAs, Minimum Test Scores, After Interview and Off-Waitlist Acceptance Rates, Film Experience and Undergraduate degrees of accepted applicants, Age data, and other acceptance statistics for your film program of choice simply navigate to the Acceptance Rates tab on each film school's page in our Film School Database.

For example:
Add your own Application to our application database to help improve the site's acceptance data.

Latest Applications

Latest reviews

  • Rome International Film School
    5.00 star(s)
    Only a fool would miss this opportunity
    No filmmaker is so great that Carl Haber cannot help them improve and explore the full extent of their potential. I have had the pleasure to take...
    • Alexmaxwitek
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY) Feirstein - MFA in Cinematography
    1.00 star(s)
    Not Worth Your Time
    Illustrating everything that is wrong with this school would take over an hour, and I have neither the time nor patience for that. To avoid being...
    • Anonymous
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY) Feirstein - MFA in Cinematography
    1.00 star(s)
    A Mess
    It took me a while to write this review but when I saw there were none from current students I felt it was important to do so. I came to Feirstein...
    • Anonymous
  • NYU - Tisch Undergraduate Film & Television
    5.00 star(s)
    I had a great time here but that was back in the late 90s
    I loved NYU. I was a pre-med student who transferred in 1999 and graduated 2001. I received two scholarships, multiple grants and loans. They had...
    • anniewaits
  • Boston University - College of Communication (M.F.A. Screenwriting)
    4.00 star(s)
    Screenwriting Program Review by a Second Year Student
    Current student in the screenwriting MFA program at BU. There’s a lot to love in this program, I think overall it is one of the more underrated...
    • Cody Young

Latest Articles

Latest Accepted Applications

Top