Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Would it greatly increase my chances of getting into NYU film school if I went to a film camp in high school?

like a New York Film Academy summer camp?

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The best thing you can do is to contact the NYU Film Department and ask them what the admission requirements are. Let them know what it is you're interested in as a career so you can discuss their curriculum to see if it's right for you.

    Also realize that no Film school or workshop will get you a job, or even qualify you for a job, in the professional film industry. If you are serious about a real career in the business and want to improve your odds and your own skills, finding an internship or simply volunteering to work with professionals for a few weeks will do two things for you. First, you'll be learning from actual people who do this for a living. Even if it isn't a narrative movie you're working on, you'll see firsthand how a crew works and how they solve problems and deal with each other during long days. Second, since the business runs primarily on personal contacts, you'll be meeting people who will help you get real work when you're ready and available to join the professional production world.

    And, if you can get an internship soon, it may help your application to NYU as it shows them that you have some real experience (not just school) and that you are very serious. Remember, schools are essentially just businesses so it helps their own profit margin if they can brag about successful alumni. They want people like you who are enthusiastic enough to take initiative and succeed.

    But call them on Monday to speak personally with an advisor so you know exactly what it is you have to do to get in.

    Contact information is below and at with the Filmschools link at the top. Good luck!

    Brian Dzyak


    IATSE Local 600, SOC

    Source(s): New York University Tisch: Film & Television 721 Broadway New York , NY 
  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know how the NYU film school application is like, but the one for USC asks you to make stories and stuff, at USC film school they want to have the most creative person with great ideas. I'm going to guess they should be similar

    It wouldn't greatly increase your chances, it might help but I wouldn't say it would be like something as good as a good idea you write and send to them.

    Film schools in general want to be fair, so they don't care if you are able to afford all these equipment or camps

    They prefer talent

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