Thanks for printing all that out, OCELITE. Like you, I'm afraid many do not understand what a copyright really means. It does NOT entail the intellectual property or any creative rights in any way. They always belong to the student(s). Just wanted to make that very clear as that was not what you originally stated.
In fact, the reason I wanted to ask you about your original post was that it seemed pretty confused about the facts. Your subsequent posts were also mistaken. And you have posted similar things on the film forum on CC and there are many who do get scared by this sort of discussion. I just thought it was time to get this cleared up.
Thanks so much for your input and for your being open to delve a little more deeply into what this issue really means. The policy you have been concerned about (and that is your right!) is not, however, one that in any way infringes on the student filmmaker. That point gets murky in posts that continue to defend the original mistaken post, and suggest other school's policies disadvantage the student. As I'm sure you know, none of these schools take advantage of their students. That's why so many continue to attend USC, NYU and Chapman.