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Tue, Apr. 13th, 2010, 01:35 pm
newengland32: Question about the Film and Video MA

Hi there. I just wanted to ask some students what they thought of the Film and Video MA program. I'm going to toss out some really generic questions because I'm not sure what exactly to ask, but here goes:

How do you like American University? How do you like the program? What made you pick American University and this program? What's it like? Where else did you apply? And what do you think of the faculty? The facilities? How do you like living in Washington, D.C., especially if you weren't from there before attending?

Actually, I'd love to know the same about the Film and Electronic Media MFA. From what I gather, the MFA is much more in depth, and it requires a prerequisite in a Principles of Photography course and a reel submission for the app.

I didn't study film or tv in undergrad. I was an English major. And I've not worked professionally in film or tv before.

Anyway, thanks very much,


crossposted to dc_colleges

Sun, Nov. 29th, 2009, 07:39 am
xanth1: Dear AU...

Hope you all had a nice holiday!

(Also, would anyone on campus know if the fitness center is open today?)

Sat, Nov. 28th, 2009, 03:05 pm
surgerygirl: (no subject)

Hi! Just asking questions; feel free to ask me to delete this post if it's not all right!

I'm a senior in high school, currently living in Florida, so I can't really head on over to AU whenever I feel like it... I was hoping I could ask a few questions here?

1. Is it worth attending AU for a biology/biomedical sciences major? Basically, how is the science department?

2. For fun- Say I wanted to go for a nice long jog. Would I find myself passing nat'l monuments, or just restaurants and such?

3. Would you recommend AU or GWU? :)

4. Could a republican survive at AU?


Wed, Nov. 25th, 2009, 12:16 pm
mneiai: (no subject)

Is there a notary on campus? Most universities have them, but it's not coming up on the website (*sigh*).

Fri, Sep. 25th, 2009, 10:48 am
mneiai: Dry Cleaners

Does anyone know a good dry cleaners near AU? I know there's two up near Wisconsin & Macomb, but haven't been able to find any reviews for them.


Fri, Aug. 7th, 2009, 10:34 am
xanth1: Good general practitioner around Tenleytown?

I just moved to the area, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Doctor in or around the Tenleytown area. I don't have any issues right now, but it might be good to have someone to see for the future.

So yeah, any suggestions?

Fri, Jul. 31st, 2009, 04:48 pm
resilient_me: OKAY

if nobody volunteers to take the mod position from me by next friday (aug 7, 2009) i'm deleting the community!  so there!

Wed, Jul. 29th, 2009, 05:36 pm
saccharineacid: Long shot time!

Hey guys,
So I'm desperately looking for a place to stay fall semester, after Housing and Dining screwed me over (what a surprise!). 
Classes start on August 24th so I'm under mad time constraints.  I've checked the Berks and the Avalon, but they don't have anything until the first week of September (though I'm going to keep checking back).  I don't have a car, so I need something pretty close to campus.
Any suggestions for other apartment buildings?  What sites did you find best for finding housing in DC?  Know someone who's looking to sublet, or who needs a roomie, or whatever?  Hit me up.
I'll take a studio, one-bedroom, sublet, basement, whatever.  Not really picky at this point.

Tue, Apr. 21st, 2009, 05:22 pm
mneiai: Grad questions

Hey, guys, I'm starting SIS this fall and I had a few questions...

-Who exactly is the head of the International Affairs program? Or, if there's a specific one for International Politics. I want to switch majors and the advising people made it sound like it was very easy to find this information, but, unless I'm just totally missing it, I haven't seen the person's name on the program pages. And the more I look at the classes for IPCR, the less I think I'll like it.

-At one point I saw a page on the website that said AU has apartments and that grad students can live in them. But everything I get from the school and every other webpage states over and over again that grad students do not live on campus at all. Which one is true?

-Is anyone here in SIS/IPCR who would be willing to discuss profs with me? Or at least tell me which ones I should definitely avoid ^.^

Thanks so much!

Sat, Apr. 11th, 2009, 07:51 pm
yamara34: MFA in Film and Electronic Media (question)

Hello, my name is Heather.

I'm very interested in applying to the MFA program in Film and Electronic Media.

I'm curious if anybody here is in it, has been in it, or knows anything they could tell me about it. What's it like? What did you do to get into the program? What the University's like?

I was an undergraduate in English Literature at Umass Amherst (woo, party school), and so that's not the most qualified applicant for film production, but I love movies and media, and so I'm looking at graduate schools to apply to this fall for Fall 2010.

But my problem is I don't have very much experience in production, beyond using regular DV cameras and some fiddling about on iMovie, Final Cut Express, and some Avid over at my hometown's tv station.

I noticed that the application didn't request any video submissions, though. So are they open to candidates with experience in the humanities but not in video or film?? It looks like.

Thanks very much,


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