by Matt Woolner
Question by Mikey107: I transferred to USC and I hate it. I want out, but that means leaving the film program. What do I do?
I transferred to USC from Santa Barbara City College. I have a 3.9 gpa from there, although it did take me 2 1/2 years to do so. I came here in hopes of getting into the film program. I now have come to realize I probably will not be admitted into production, but I am pretty sure I will be admitted into the Critical Studies department. Is it worth it to suck it up and stay here? I like the teachers and the classes I have taken, but I just cannot stand the environment. I have applied to UCSB and Cal. I know neither have an outstanding film program, but both are reputable schools (especially Cal). I should be having fun and be happy while in college, while also getting a great education. USC is just not doing it for me, but I feel like I may forever regret leaving.
Isla Vista (UCSB) is a hard place to leave. I established a large group of friends there and I almost feel like it is worth it to go back there for that alone.
But, film is a hard field to succeed in, and USC is the best.
I wanted to note that I do know I would like it better(at least the people and social aspects) at UCSB, which is where I transferred from.
Answer by haasahhh
go where you’ll be happy! If you’re less than thrilled with the film program at other schools, look at it as an opportunity to turn it around. Your education is what you make it…not what it makes you. Therefore, you should be able to thrive at any school, regardless of program strength. If you don’t decide to transfer, get involved in as many projects as possible that are of interest to you, even if you get nothing else out of them but the pleasure of being there.
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