You must submit the SlideRoom Application titled: "Graduate Peter Stark Producing MFA Program".

You must access the SlideRoom Application via the "Go to SlideRoom" link in the SlideRoom tab in the Program Materials quadrant of the Graduate Application for Admission. The SlideRoom Application should only be accessed via this button in order for your applications to be linked and successfully submitted.

  1. SlideRoom General Form

    Some questions overlap with the USC Graduate Application, but must be answered again for the Peter Stark Program. The end of the General Form will have text boxes for your Personal Statement.

  2. Personal Statement

    Answer the following questions in the supplied text boxes (do not upload them separately). When answering the questions below be very specific.

    • Why do you want to attend the Stark Program? (3,000 characters maximum)
    • Tell us about yourself as a unique individual and how your distinctive experiences, identities, values, and/or views of the world have shaped who you are. (3,000 maximum)
    • Tell us about a time when you faced an insurmountable challenge and how you responded. (3,000 maximum)
    • If you already have a prior degree in media or already work in media, why do you want to pursue this particular graduate degree? (1,000 characters maximum)
    • What is your plan for the next year if you are not accepted into the Peter Stark Producing Program? (1,000 characters maximum)
    • Do you have an ultimate career goal? If so, what is it? (1,000 characters maximum)
    • Do you perceive any weaknesses/shortcomings in yourself? Detail/amplify. (1,000 characters maximum)
    • Describe an emotionally significant experience in your life and how it affected you. (2,000 characters maximum)
    • Do you have a favorite existing film, TV show, web series, book, or play? Explain why it's a favorite. (1,000 characters maximum)
    • Additionally, do you have interest in other art forms (literature, opera, sculpture, theatre, painting, dance, etc.)? (1,000 characters maximum)

  3. Video Introduction

    Submit a 30-60 second video of yourself speaking directly to the camera, in a single take with no edits, introducing yourself and sharing the qualities you see in yourself that will make you a successful producer.

As part of the Peter Stark Producing program applicant review process, applicants may be selected to have a remote interview with faculty or staff. Interview requests are sent by email at the end of January from Interviews usually take place during early February; students should keep an eye on the inbox of the email address used in your application. Please respond to such requests in a timely manner.