Begun in 2006 with Phases 1 & 2 completed in 2009, our new 270,000 square-foot complex made up of seven buildings has already become a home for our talented young women and men, and will continue to serve as a creative incubator for generations of future SCA students. The Grand Prize Winner in 2011 of the Los Angeles Architectural Awards is a stunning set of buildings comprising of classrooms, theatres, editing suites, sound stages, post production, equipment facilities and offices.

Fall of 2011 begins the construction of the School's Phase III building for "New Media" .The building will serve as the new home for the Interactive Media Division, which will include the Game Innovation Lab, as well as the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice Ph.D. program or iMAP.



The building will serve as the new home for the Interactive Media Division, which will include the Game Innovation Lab, as well as the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice Ph.D. program or iMAP.

Opportunities for giving are available throughout each level of the new facilities. To view the floor plans and its corresponding rooms and gift naming opportunities, click the link below.
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Buildings

The Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010, is comprised of seven main buildings, totaling 200,000 square feet. The George Lucas and Steven Spielberg buildings rise above a sweeping courtyard named in honor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which partnered with the university in 1929 to begin the USC cinema program.

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Cinematic Arts Instructional Building

Adjacent to the Lucas and Spielberg Buildings is the Cinematic Arts Instructional Building, home to the Student Services Center and the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts. Within the Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation are the Division’s main classrooms, screening rooms, studios, and lounges, as well as the Chrisman Family Animation Library and the Animation Research Center. The highly trafficked 3,000 square-foot Student Services Center is the main welcome center for prospective families and is the first and last stop for every student as they navigate academic life.

Post-Production

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Production Services Building

On the SCA Complex Back Lot, this building houses the Production Equipment Center, the Scenery and Props shop, offices for Operations and Faciltiies Management, a workshop, a camera technology room, hair and make-up areas, wardrobe, dressing areas, a dailies screening room, a conference room and multiple offices.

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Building C

Includes the Fox Stage and Stage 4, a 3,200-square-foot multi-camera stage with production and audio control rooms directly adjacent, in addition to a seating area.

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Sumner M. Redstone Production Building

The Sumner M. Redstone Production Building houses two production stages (Redstone Stage 1 and Redstone Stage 2) that are used each year by approximately 1,000 students from the School's various divisions spanning film, television and new media production. The building features 2,600 square feet of production space where students collaborate while learning key production skills such as staging, lighting, directing, producing and forming and leading a crew.

The building is a state-of-the-art production facility that rivals that of the city's top film studios. It is equipped with industry standard Strand dimming systems and Mole-Richardson lighting; floor lights, grip and electrical hardware, a Production Equipment Center, wooden stage floors, sound proofing and sound proof utility doors, among many others features and resources.

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Meldman Family Cinematic Arts Park

Adjacent to Building D is The Cinematic Arts Park, a 1/3 acre area surrounded by trees, where students can shoot exterior scenes, and relax between classes.

Interactive Media Building

The Interactive Media Building is a 60,250 square foot facility. The programs it houses include the Interactive Media & Games Division and its renowned game design program; the Media Arts + Practice Bachelor's degree and Doctoral Programs, with cutting-edge research in new forms of storytelling, architecture and journalism; the Institute for Multimedia, with its dedication to digital innovation for all students. The building also house SCA's leading edge R+D labs, such as: the Game Innovation Lab; the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab; the Mixed Reality Lab; the Center for Interactive Media Technologies in Healthcare.

The building will be frequented and utilized by students studying in every Division at SCA and most other programs at USC, and will play host to countless visitors from across the media industries.

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For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 213-740-2804.