Program Information
Peter Bonerz (left) directs students in the
multi-camera television workshop.

Everywhere you look these days there are screens that need content. The Film & Television Production Division teaches students how to make compelling, in-demand content for screens of every size-whether it's IMAX or a hand-held device.

At SCA, you'll learn the art of storytelling using the tools of the trade: from cameras, lighting, and editing tools, to the newest cutting-edge technologies that are changing the professional production process. You'll learn visual effects, performance capture, digital design, and world building. You'll be able to recognize when low-budget DIY formats best serve a project and when to bring in an arsenal of next-generation virtual production tools. You'll hone your talent as a media-maker in six specialties- Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, and Sound-and expand your skills with classes across the School's other divisions. Underlying all of this is a solid liberal arts education that will foster your growth as a scholar, critical thinker, and creative leader.

From a vintage Mitchell
16mm camera to the
latest Avid digital
editing equipment,
technology may
change but the art of
filmmaking remains
a USC tradition.

Film & Television Production is one of the School's original divisions, and perhaps its best known: The Hollywood Reporter and numerous other news sources consistently rank the School of Cinematic Arts the best film school in the world. Its students learn in state-of-the-art facilities that surpass many of the most successful media companies, including the Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theater and Immersive Lab, motion capture volumes, editing and mixing rooms, foley stages, and screening facilities with 3D and 4K capabilities. Far more than a technical training, you'll learn how to best apply these tools to your own unique vision and you'll do so alongside other passionate, talented filmmakers who will remain some of your closest friends and collaborators as you advance through your professional careers.

Our outstanding faculty comes from the ranks of working professionals, ensuring that information transmitted in the classroom is at the cutting edge in every field.

Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
Contact Information

Film & Television Production
USC School of Cinematic Arts
University Park, SCA 434
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
Phone: 213.740.3317
Fax: 213.740.4013