You should limit your personal statement to about 500 words, and keep it as focused as possible. We want to know who you are, what your experience is and why you want to go to film school. Why have you chosen the course you applied for? What are your career aims? Be specific, be clear and most importantly, tell us why we should choose you!
If you pass all of the initial admissions assessments, you will be invited to interview, either at the School or online video call (Skype is our preferred service). This is your big chance to impress us, to tell us why we should choose you and what your career aspirations are. Preparation is key here, and our interviewers are experienced enough to know when an applicant hasn’t prepared properly.
Make sure that you:
Do you know what jobs are out there? Most film school graduates don’t go straight to Hollywood! Our interviewers want to know that you are prepared for the challenges you face on the course AND as a graduate that wants to build their career in one of the most competitive industries on the planet.
Interviews last for around 30 minutes, and are conducted by two senior staff at the school. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions towards the end of the interview, so be sure to prepare them before it starts. When filling out your application it’s important to ensure all the information you provide is accurate and that you fill in all the required fields. The more information we receive from you the better we can judge if you should move to the next stage of the process, and we are very keen to see that applicants have taken the time to prepare their application correctly.