MAP Student Profile
Program Information

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.

Whether you're interested in exploring traditional media (such as digital storytelling and web design) or discovering emerging forms (such as data visualization, virtual reality and digital strategy), as a MA+P student you'll have unparalleled access to the most exciting technologies in the world. You will work with faculty who are not only pioneers in developing these new tools, but attentive mentors who are eager to support the next generation of innovative media makers. Your experience taking classes across the divisions of the #1 ranked cinematic arts school in the country will serve as a competitive advantage in shaping your career aspirations.

Media Arts + Practice allows you to draw from multiple disciplines and apply your skills in myriad fields. MA+P is the perfect fit for 21st century visionaries who want to be on the frontlines of inventing the future of not only the cinematic arts, but media experiences of all kinds. If you want to explore the boundaries of the imagination while creating a real impact on your world, MA+P is the program for you.

Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts + Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Media Arts + Practice

Special Programs

  • Honors in Multimedia Scholarship
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Media and Culture
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