Noticed there wasn't a USC-focused MFA writing thread, so figured I would kick things off with this observation. Network! Make friends! The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts, Film & Television Production, offers students an intensive production experience with requirements and electives from other School of Cinematic Arts programs, including Cinema & Media Studies, Writing, Animation and Interactive Media. May 2, 2015 #14 Travis Leake said: As far as I can discern from not only this thread and others, but also from talking to real live in-the-flesh MFA production students at USC, UCLA has the better writing program. Befriend your professors! More Details ยป Beginning Screenwriting: Short Form and the Building Blocks of Screenwriting This award is open to applicants of the MFA Writing for Screen and Television program only. You will leave the USC Summer Program with a finished script, an actual project you can continue to revise or take out into the industry to find and agent. As for scholarships, you can apply to some in the second semester of your first year. Screenwriting MFA here. So I'd recommend teaming up with some of the directing students to adapt some of your short scripts. Hi. I have a fellowship I applied to during my application process. Fall 2015 USC MFA Screenwriting: Waitlisted 3/4/2015 There are no other schools. A friend of mine got her MFA in screenwriting at USC but felt like she didn't get much out of it because she didn't get any of her scripts made. Thread starter amihanesque; Start date Oct 7, 2020; Tags application george lucas mfa scholarship screenwriting mfa shriram family graduate student support fund usc amihanesque Member. Socialize! Join clubs! You learn a lot by seeing your script made into a film. 1 year ago. Bachelor of Fine Arts. This award is funded by the Grillo-Marxuach Family, represented by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who earned an MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television's Graduate Screenwriting Program in 1993, and is one of the Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of Lost and creator of The Middleman. Reply. R. RSY New Member. I also work at USC's Student Production Office, and there's a bunch of jobs you can find out about at SCA if you stop by before classes start. And, if you get the chance, intern! level 1. I was obsessively scanning the various spreadsheets of year's past today (as you do), and noticed that today (Feb. 20) was when acceptance letters started to trickle in for Screenwriting applicants back in 2015. USC MFA Screenwriting Scholarship Writing Prompts/Questions.