SCA Alumni

SCA Alums and members of TEN participating in the 2016 USC Day of SCervice

Steven Caple Jr. '14 leading a group of students in CTPR 533: Advanced Directing

Behind the scenes of the MFA thesis film Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon directed by Kerry Yang ‘15

Alumni in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival

Charles Leisenring '14, Cerise Robinson '14, Justin Warren '14, and Caisy Lun '14 bring Hogwarts to SCA

Alumni in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival

Sev Ohanian '12 get all access at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Rick Famuyiwa '96 and Garrett Thompson '05 & '11 enjoying the SCA 2015 Sundance Film Festival Cocktail Party at the Riverhorse in Park City, Utah

Jay Dasgupta, Nicholas Raganato, Joel Marsh '15, Christopher Winterbauer and Johnny Vong on set of their 508 film The Lovers

Alumni in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival

USC filmmakers gathering for the SCA 2016 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Breakfast at the Riverhorse in Park City, Utah

Founded in 1929 with the idea of preparing women and men to excel and be leaders in the practices of film, television and interactive media, the USC School of Cinematic Arts has held true to that mission for more than 86 years by having long held the enviable position as the world's top destination for studying the cinematic arts. SCA students learn under the guidance and mentorship of faculty renowned throughout academia and entertainment, with access to facilities and equipment that rival or exceed those of today's top studios and companies. We train our students not just for the professional world as it exists today, but as it will be tomorrow. This is why SCA alumni are among the most successful leaders in their field, and why the industry looks to the USC School of Cinematic Arts first when hiring the next generation of media makers, scholars, and innovators. With more than 13,000 alumni strong, the SCA community continues to grow and thrive.


The SCA Office of Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers for the newly created SCA Network Leadership Committee. Applications accepted through April 15.

Become an SCA Network Leadership Committee Member

USC alumnus Aaron Kaplan '90, has partnered with a number of SCA alumni to launch First Jobs, a program dedicated to giving recent SCA graduates their first paid entry-level jobs in the industry.

First Jobs

SCA dedicated the newly named John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television with a celebration of the Division and its benefactor, writer/director/producer John Wells.

John Wells

Alumni Stories

Ruth Vasquez

Ruth Vasquez

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James Foley

James Foley '79

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Fawaz Al-Matrouk

Fawaz Al-Matrouk '10

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Alumni Spotlight


Award Nominations 2017

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Save-the Date! FIRST FRAME 2017
April 21, 2017, 7:30pm
Directors Guild of America

Announcing First Frame 2017, the Annual USC Student  Animation & Digital Arts Screening at the Directors Guild of America. Presenting all forms of animation--experimental and character, hand-drawn, stop motion, digital 2D and 3D, installation and virtual reality!