About the Summer Program

The School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program offers participants around the world an opportunity to attend intensive and creatively demanding filmmaking classes. Offering over thirty classes each summer, SCA Summer Program courses cover all aspects of filmmaking including cinematography, directing, screenwriting, computer/hand-drawn animation & gaming, and film & television business studies. Full semester classes condensed into five weeks creates a total immersion experience unlike any other film school in the world. SCA Summer Program students have gone on to become producers at major companies/studios, independent filmmakers, and even Emmy Award winning documentarians.

If intensive training under the direction of award-winning professionals is the summer experience you desire, we invite you to join our world-class program at the University of Southern California. Using the most modern equipment in our new state-of-the-art Cinematic Arts Complex, you will get the most challenging and most rewarding experience of your life.


International Applications are now closed for the Summer of 2015.