Let's Get Together!

Deciding which college to attend is one of the most significant decisions you can make in your life. Learn why the School of Cinematic Arts may be the perfect fit for you by visiting us on-campus, meeting us off-campus in a city near you or through a virtual information session.

Visit Us On-Campus

The Admissions Office hosts information sessions on-campus for prospective undergraduate and graduate students unless otherwise noted. Space is limited so a reservation is required. RSVP by clicking on the actual event date listed in the calendar below.


Undergraduate Events

Discover USC Open House (for first-year/freshman applicants only)

Sunday, November 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our full-day Discover USC Open House! The School of Cinematic Arts will host an information session, current student panel and breakout sessions highlighting our divisions of Interactive Media & Games and Media Arts + Practice.

Learn more and RSVP here.

SCA Transfer Day (for transfer applicants only)

  • Friday, September 14th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, October 26th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 30th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, January 11th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We encourage you to attend the full Transfer Day event hosted by the Office of Admission. Learn more and RSVP here. To attend just the School of Cinematic Arts information session, click on the actual event date listed in the calendar above.

Graduate Events

Graduate Information Session (For M.A. or M.F.A. applicants only)

  • Thursday, September 27th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 25th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

RSVP by clicking on the actual event date listed in the calendar above.

Can't make it to an event on-campus? 
See if the School of Cinematic Arts will be in a city near you this fall by clicking on the “Attend an Event Off-Campus” link. Or, join us for a virtual information session for undergraduate or graduate students. Topics covered include programs offered, facilities and resources, and the application process. RSVP by clicking on the "Register for a Virtual Information Session" link below.

Attend an Event Off-Campus

Undergraduate Off-Campus Admission Events

Off-Campus Discover USC Admission Programs
Open to prospective freshmen/first-year applicants only

Admission representatives from the USC Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be visiting a number of cities during the Discover USC admission programs. These programs provide students and their families with an opportunity to meet admission counselors, representatives from various academic departments, alumni, and other prospective students and their parents.

An admission representative from the School of Cinematic Arts will be at the following Discover USC Off-Campus Receptions to share information and answer questions about the School of Cinematic Arts during a breakout session.

  • San Diego, CA
    Sunday, September 15th, 2:00-4:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla
    3777 La Jolla Village Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122

  • Bay Area - Santa Clara
    Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00-4:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
    5101 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95045

  • Bay Area, Oakland
    Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00-4:00 PM
    Oakland Marriott City Center
    1001 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • Brooklyn, New York
    Sunday, October 7th, 2:00-4:00 PM
    New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
    333 Adams St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • Chicago, Illinois
    Sunday, October 21st, 2:00-4:00 PM
    Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
    1 West Upper Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL 60601

RSVP for an off-campus Discover USC admission program online.

If your city is not listed above, please see the off-campus Discover USC admission program calendar, as you still may be able to meet with a USC Admissions Counselor near you.

Graduate Off-Campus Admission Events

Off-Campus Graduate Information Sessions
Open to graduate program applicants only

Admission representatives from the School of Cinematic Arts will be visiting a number of cities hosting information sessions for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in one of our M.A. or M.F.A. programs. Information regarding Ph.D. programs will not be covered during the presentation. Topics covered include programs offered, facilities and resources, and the application process.

  • San Francisco, CA
    Monday, September 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM
     
    Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
    299 2nd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • New York, NY
    Monday, October 8th, 6:30-8:30 PM
    New York Marriott Marquis
    1535 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036

  • Chicago, IL
    Monday, October 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM
    Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
    163 East Walton Place
    Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP by clicking on the actual event date in the calendar below.

Can't make it to an information session? Join us for a virtual information session for undergraduate students (freshmen/first-year and transfer applicants) or graduate students. Topics covered include programs offered, facilities and resources, and the application process. The session will conclude with a Q&A. RSVP by clicking on the actual event date listed in the calendar below.


Register for a Virtual Information Session