Bridging The Spectrum
USC Cinematic Arts crosses the spectrum of media creation from film and television to games and interactive
experiences, giving students the skills and vision to become tomorrow's creative leaders.
Summer Program classes are taught by leading industry professionals during two separate six-week sessions. Spend time on our state of-the-art campus taking classes focused on feature filmmaking, editing, animation, writing, computer graphics, interactive game design, and the business of the industry, among many others.
It all begins with a script. Before any film, television show, web series, or video game can become a phenomenon, the project need words on a page. The Writing for Screen & Television Division teaches students how to create the kinds of scripts that excite directors, producers, agents, and managers.
The Peter Stark Producing Program exposes students to the full spectrum of the entertainment business and creative development, covering every step of the process-from nurturing and developing an idea to outlining an international distribution and marketing campaign.
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.
Playful and interactive experiences make up the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. The Interactive Media & Games Division has been a pioneer in teaching the foundations of games and interactive media as well as moving the field forward with innovative research concepts. Students explore the full potential of game design and interactive experiences.
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.
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 across the industry and in the classrooms as renowned media scholars.