duke or usc

<p>interested in film. can't decide b/w duke or usc. any opinions out there</p>

<p>USC, i think would give you more connections in the film industry. Arguably the best school for that combined with great academics --Northwestern. Good Luck!!</p>

<p>Were you admitted to the USC film program? If you know you want a career in the film business, then professionally speaking you should go to USC. Duke will open doors at agencies, studios, etc. (the industry in LA is largely east-coasters), but USC film school has the much, much broader network and undergrads can make valuable contacts in the business before they graduate.</p>

<p>But I imagine you know all that...</p>

<p>In all other things, Duke is better. :)</p>

<p>if ur interested in film, usc has arguably the best film school and nothing can compare besides nyu</p>

<p>there is a Film-Video-Digital Certificate here (<a href="http://www.duke.edu/web/film/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.duke.edu/web/film/&lt;/a&gt;) and a Duke in LA program (<a href="http://www.duke.edu/web/film/dula/)%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.duke.edu/web/film/dula/)&lt;/a>, a semester away from duke where the focus is film, etc. You can take other courses at USC in the School of Cinema-Television, the Annenberg School for Communication, or the Thornton School of Music. </p>

<p>My friends love it at USC (and I have a friend in the film school), but it is a much, much different learning environment. it puts duke's "frat party scene dominance" to shame and is, honestly, much less academically competitve to gain admission. another friend of mine transferred beccause she was sick of the lack of intellectualism, that if she would mention a book, the common response would be whoooaaaa, that's too deep (she was there for music business, however). therefore, if you want more than just film school, look at duke. if film is truly your passion, moreso than other aspects of academia, i would suggest USC.</p>

<p>both schools are in semi "ghetto" areas, they're crazy about football, we're crazy about basketball. in that respect they're similar.</p>

<p>thanks for all the input. i didn't apply to the film school and actually usc was a safety that i'm now considering. only a few more days to decide.</p>

<p>If you arent in the film school then Duke is the better choice. If you can somehow scrape into the film program while at USC, USC all the way!</p>