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University of Southern California

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

197
Applied
35
Accepted
32
Enrolled
18%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 9
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 5.41%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8.11%
Unknown 13.51%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

68
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 53
Male (54)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Dramatic storytelling, new media content and distribution, television and film character development, theory of storytelling, interactive writing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Jack Epps Jr.
Chair
Email: kburkett@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-3303
Fax: 213-740-8035

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