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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.
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 University has cancelled all USC-sponsored events through May 3, 2020.
We invite you to participate in a 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. You may view available dates and register for a session by clicking "Register for a Virtual Information Session" below.
Register for 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.
Discover USC Open House (for first-year/freshman applicants only)
Saturday, November 16th, 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 6th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Friday, October 11th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Friday, November 8th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Friday, January 17th, 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 Information Session (For M.A. or M.F.A. applicants only)
- Thursday, October 24th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
- Thursday, November 7th, 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
Bay Area - Santa Clara
Saturday, September 14 at 1:00pm until 3:00pm
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Bay Area - Oakland
Sunday, September 15 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Oakland Marriott City Center | Oakland Convention Center
Oakland, Ca 94607
Saturday, September 21 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Monday, September 23 at 7:00 until 9:00 pm
Embassy Suites Convention Center
3600 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Saturday, October 12 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Marriott New York Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Sunday, October 20 at 2:00pm until 4:00pm
One West Wacker Drive
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 16th at 6:30PM until 8:30PM
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown
299 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
- New York, NY
Sunday, October 12th at 7:00PM until 9:00PM
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
- Chicago, IL
Monday, October 21st at 6:30PM until 8:30PM
Millennium Knickerbocker 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 here