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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 joining us for an upcoming virtual information session where we will cover information about the School of Cinematic Arts, our programs and the admissions process and provide an opportunity for Q & A.

USC's highest priority is the well-being of our campus community, and the well-being of anyone who visits our campus. In order to do our part to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the campus remains closed to visitors. Although we are disappointed to not be able to meet you in person, we are excited to offer virtual events and information sessions.

Register for a Virtual Fall Admissions Event

The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is excited to host virtual programming events this fall so that you may learn more about SCA. Please view the available events according to your student level and register for an event according to the instructions below. Events are open to all prospective students and families interested in the School of Cinematic Arts. All events will be conducted via Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the event. All times are Pacific Time.

Prospective Undergraduate Applicants (First-Year Freshmen and Transfer Students)

  • Virtual African American Cinema Society's School of Cinematic Arts Admissions Webinar
    USC's African American Cinema Society (AACS) invites you to attend our School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) admissions webinar! Join us online to hear current SCA graduate and undergraduate students discuss their approaches to the application process and their student experiences.
    • Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
    • RSVP Here
  • Virtual Undergraduate Alumni Panel
    The Virtual Alumni Panel will give you the opportunity to meet and hear from alumni who have recently graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts. You will be able to hear their stories and ask questions about their journey as a SCA student and their transition into the industry.

Prospective Graduate Applicants


You may register for the events by clicking into the event in the calendar below.

  • Virtual Graduate Open House
    The Virtual Open House will be the most comprehensive virtual event for prospective graduate applicants. The Virtual Open House will include an admissions presentation, current student panel and faculty panel. You will be able to ask questions you may have about the School of Cinematic Arts and the application process.

    This event is not for prospective PhD students. Prospective students interested in the Cinema & Media Studies PhD program should contact mediastudies@cinema.usc.edu and students interested in the Media Arts + Practice PhD program should contact map@cinema.usc.edu.
    • Tuesday, October 27th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Virtual Graduate Financial Aid Session
    The Virtual Financial Aid Session will provide information about financing your USC education, the financial aid process at USC and scholarship opportunities provided to School of Cinematic Arts students.
    • Monday, November 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Virtual Graduate Alumni Panel
    The Virtual Alumni Panel will give you the opportunity to meet and hear from alumni who have recently graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts. You will be able to hear their stories and ask questions about their journey as a SCA student and their transition into the industry.
    • Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Virtual African American Cinema Society's School of Cinematic Arts Admissions Webinar
    USC's African American Cinema Society (AACS) invites you to attend our School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) admissions webinar! Join us online to hear current SCA graduate and undergraduate students discuss their approaches to the application process and their student experiences.
    • Saturday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
    • RSVP Here



Register for a Virtual Information Session

Prospective First-Year Freshmen:
Please register for a School of Cinematic Arts virtual information session following the steps below.

  • Visit the School of Cinematic Arts Virtual Information Session page at https://applyto.usc.edu/portal/sca_virtual
  • Use the displayed calendar to register for your preferred date
  • You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the session the morning of the session
  • In addition, we encourage you to explore the menu of virtual programming offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admission that includes USC information sessions, virtual campus tours, and student panels

Prospective Transfer Applicants:

  • You may view available dates and register for a session by clicking "Register for a Virtual Information Session" below. Please be sure to click on the session that states “Virtual SCA Transfer Information Session”
  • Transfer information sessions are for both non-USC and current USC students interested in transferring to the School of Cinematic Arts
  • For non-USC students, we encourage you to explore the menu of virtual programming offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admission that includes USC information sessions, virtual campus tours, and student panels
  • You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the session the morning of the session

Prospective Graduate Applicants:

  • You may view available dates and register for a session by clicking "Register for a Virtual Information Session" below
  • Use the displayed calendar to register for your preferred date
  • You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the session the morning of the session
  • The USC Office of Graduate Admission invites prospective applicants to gain key insights into navigating the application process through our virtual Spotlight: USC program via this link