Media Arts + Practice teaches students how to tell compelling stories, create engaging experiences and leverage the power of digital media in order to communicate effectively in a world of ubiquitous screens, and to do so with a sense of ethics and social consciousness. Our students become fluent across many areas, including digital storytelling, web design, data visualization, graphic design, mobile design and user experience. As a result, MA+P students are uniquely prepared for today's job market, where the ability to harness the power of diverse media forms is crucial.
Ground Breaking work on Social Media out of Media Arts + Practice
Laila Shareen Sakr
MAP Ph.D Candidate
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.
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.
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.
Media Arts + Practice
USC School of Cinematic Arts
3470 McClintock Avenue, SCI 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
Sonia Seetharaman, Program Coordinator
Dr. Elizabeth Ramsey, Associate Director