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Media Arts + Practice (MA+P) teaches students to create cutting edge media projects with cultural impact. The program emerged from the belief that the importance of cinematic media now extends well beyond narrative storytelling and entertainment to influence all sectors of contemporary life. In the 21st century, virtually every field needs innovators with the ability to skillfully use an array of media tools to tell stories and communicate ideas effectively.


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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Whether exploring traditional media (such as digital storytelling and web design) or discovering emerging forms (such as data visualization, virtual reality, and digital strategy), MA+P students have unparalleled access to the most exciting technologies in the world. Students train with faculty who are not only pioneers in developing these new tools, but also attentive mentors eager to support the next generation of innovative media makers. With opportunities to take classes across the School's other divisions, MA+P graduates gain a competitive advantage in shaping the career of their choosing.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Media Arts + Practice Ph.D. program offers a creative environment for scholarly innovation as students explore the intersections of cinema, design, emerging media and critical thinking while defining new modes of research and scholarship for the 21st century. Core to the program is its transdisciplinary ethos, its open curriculum and its commitment to the union of critical thinking and making. After completing foundational course work, students design their own curricula, drawing on expertise within all of the divisions and research labs within the School of Cinematic Arts, and in other schools across the USC campus.

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Digital Studies

The minor in digital studies is perfect for digital visionaries who want to explore how the moving image and connected culture can affect and course of study. Students will learn traditional storytelling techniques as well as the most advanced cutting edge digital landscapes.

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Contact Information

Media Arts + Practice
USC School of Cinematic Arts
3470 McClintock Avenue, SCI 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211

Undergraduate Inquiries:
Sonia Seetharaman, Program Coordinator
Phone: 213.821.5860

Graduate Inquiries:
Dr. Elizabeth Ramsey, Associate Director
Phone: 213.821.5873