About The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies

The entertainment industry is exactly that: an industry, one that encompasses thousands of different careers that span from executive suites to far-reaching production sets, from the classroom to the writers' room. The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies provides the kind of in-depth knowledge of media and entertainment that serves as a foundation for jobs at the talent agencies, management firms, production companies, and international studios that develop and distribute media around the globe. Sometimes, as with division namesake Bryan Singer, Cinema & Media Studies majors become writers, directors, or even video game designers. They also go on to earn Ph.D., J.D., and MBA degrees on the road to becoming university professors, entertainment lawyers, and top-level industry executives.

In Cinema & Media Studies, you will train in the cultural, historical, and narrative constructs of both new and traditional media. You will be exposed to a vast array of content, ranging from blockbuster movies to avant-garde films to television shows to YouTube clips, and learn how to decode their structure, meaning, and impact. You'll hone your technical and creative skills while taking classes in the School's other divisions and learning the fundamentals of production. Most importantly, you'll gain a deep understanding of the cultural, artistic, and commercial influences behind media creation and appreciation.

The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies offers the kind of in-depth knowledge that helps you understand how creative expression, technology, business, politics, history and economy are tied together in media culture. As a result, its students develop the academic foundation necessary to excel in a field that is constantly evolving.

Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy
Contact Information

The Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Christine Acham, Program Coordinator
University Park, SCA 319
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
Phone: 213.740.3334