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Is USC or UCLA better for a film major?

I'm a junior planning to major in film production and I'm considering both USC and UCLA. I'm looking for advice on which school would be better for my career goals. I know both have great film programs, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Should I apply to both or prioritize one? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! Congratulations on choosing film production as your major. You've definitely picked two of the best schools for it. Either way, you'll be in the heart of the film industry in Los Angeles. That being said, I'll try to give you a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages of each program.

USC's School of Cinematic Arts is world-renowned and offers a more focused, industry-driven film education. They have close ties to Hollywood, and many influential filmmakers are alumni. One drawback could be the cost, as USC is a private institution, and tuition fees can be higher.

UCLA, on the other hand, offers a more comprehensive curriculum in their School of Theater, Film, and Television. They have an excellent reputation and many distinguished alumni as well, but the environment is slightly more academic. As a public university, the overall cost might be lower.

Applying to both is a great idea, as it increases your chances and allows you to explore each school during campus visits. Best of luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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