I know that USC has always had an excellent film program, and a respected school of journalism and broadscating. Longtime KNX news and business reporter Frank Mottek is a former colleague of mine, and I know he teaches classes there. He is a class act, and I imagine he'd be a fine instructor.
As for me? I went to Cypress College and transferred to Cal State Fullerton (which has always had a respected film program and now has a better broadcasting program than they had when I was there).
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Hard cinema school to get into. I didn't manage it, but I took a couple film courses. Problem is, nobody really knows what it takes to get accepted... including USC's own "counselors" for undeclared majors. They'll try and talk you into the "film studies" program, but that's a load of you-know-what.
My advice to you and ALL college students: Whatever else you do, whatever dreams you are chasing, whatever other major you want to have, be it English or History, or Underwater Umbrella Opening, do yourself a favor and GET A MAJOR OR MINOR IN BUSINESS. Yeah, there may be "plenty" of opportunities in your field, but you have a 90% chance of working in something other than the field of your major. Give yourself a chance by adding business to whatever your specialty is.
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