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Let's Get Together!

Learn why the USC School of Cinematic Arts may be the perfect fit for you by joining us for an upcoming admissions event or 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 SCA Admissions Office remains closed to visitors. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event soon.

Register for an In-Person Information Session

  • Prospective First-Year Freshmen:
    Please register for a School of Cinematic Arts in-person information session following the steps below.
    • Visit the School of Cinematic Arts In-person Information Session page at https://applyto.usc.edu/portal/sca
    • Use the displayed calendar to register for your preferred date
    • You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting location the morning of the session
    • Prospective undergraduate students are invited to reserve a student-led or self-guided tour at https://admission.usc.edu/meet-us/on-campus-tours/
    • 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 External Transfer Applicants:
    Please register for a School of Cinematic Arts in-person information session following the steps below.
    • Visit the School of Cinematic Arts In-person Information Session page at https://applyto.usc.edu/portal/sca
    • Use the displayed calendar to register for your preferred date
    • You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting location the morning of the session
    • Prospective undergraduate students are invited to reserve a student-led or self-guided tour at https://admission.usc.edu/meet-us/on-campus-tours/
    • 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 Current USC Transfer Applicants:
    • To register for our Current USC Transfer Information Session on Thursday, August 25th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm PT, please click here.
  • Prospective Graduate Applicants:
    • You may view available dates and register for a session by clicking "In-Person SCA Graduate Information Session" below
    • Use the displayed calendar to register for your preferred date
    • You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting location 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


Register for a Fall Admissions Event

The School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is excited to host 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.

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

       Prospective First-Year Freshmen

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

Sunday, October 23rd, 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 session highlighting our new majors in the Interactive Media & Games Division.

Learn more and RSVP here.

Undergraduate Off-Campus Admission Events

  • Bay Area - Oakland (Register here)
    Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Oakland Marriott City Center
    1001 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94607
    United States

  • Bay Area - Santa Clara (Register here)
    Sunday, September 11th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Santa Clara Marriott
    2700 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    United States

  • Las Vegas (Register here)
    Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas
    3600 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    United States

  • New York (Register here)
    Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
    333 Adams St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    United States

  • Chicago (Register here)
    Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
    1 W Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL 60601
    United States

       Prospective Transfer Applicants

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

Sunday, October 23rd, 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 session highlighting our new majors in the Interactive Media & Games Division.

Learn more and RSVP here.

Undergraduate Off-Campus Admission Events

  • Bay Area - Oakland (Register here)
    Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Oakland Marriott City Center
    1001 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94607
    United States

  • Bay Area - Santa Clara (Register here)
    Sunday, September 11th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Santa Clara Marriott
    2700 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    United States

  • Las Vegas (Register here)
    Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas
    3600 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    United States

  • New York (Register here)
    Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
    333 Adams St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    United States

  • Chicago (Register here)
    Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
    Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
    1 W Wacker Dr
    Chicago, IL 60601
    United States


Prospective Graduate Applicants

On-Campus Graduate Admission Events:
Open to graduate program applicants only.

Join us in Los Angeles, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a Graduate Open House! These Graduate Open Houses are available for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in one of our M.A. or M.F.A. programs at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Information regarding the Ph.D. programs will not be covered during these presentations. 

  • Thursday, October 27th from 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Register here)
  • Thursday, November 10th from 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Register here)

Off-Campus Graduate Admission Events:
Open to graduate program applicants only.

Admission representatives from the USC 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 this presentation. Topics covered include programs offered, facilities and resources, and the application process.

  • San Francisco, CA (Register here)
    Monday, September 12th at 6:30PM until 8:30PM
    The Clancy, Autography Collection
    299 Second Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
  • New York, NY (Register here)
    Monday, October 3rd at 6:30PM until 8:30PM
    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    25 West 37th Street
    New York, NY 10018
  • Chicago, IL (Register here)
    Monday, October 17 at 6:30PM until 8:30PM
    Millennium Kickerbocker
    163 East Walton Place
    Chicago, IL 60611

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:
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
  • 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