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SCA Alumni

SCA Alums and members of TEN participating in the 2016 USC Day of SCervice

Steven Caple Jr. '14 leading a group of students in CTPR 533: Advanced Directing

Behind the scenes of the MFA thesis film Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon directed by Kerry Yang ‘15

Alumni in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival

Charles Leisenring '14, Cerise Robinson '14, Justin Warren '14, and Caisy Lun '14 bring Hogwarts to SCA

Sev Ohanian '12 get all access at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Rick Famuyiwa '96 and Garrett Thompson '05 & '11 enjoying the SCA 2015 Sundance Film Festival Cocktail Party at the Riverhorse in Park City, Utah

Jay Dasgupta, Nicholas Raganato, Joel Marsh '15, Christopher Winterbauer and Johnny Vong on set of their 508 film The Lovers

Alumni in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival

USC filmmakers gathering for the SCA 2016 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Breakfast at the Riverhorse in Park City, Utah

Founded in 1929 with the idea of preparing women and men to excel and be leaders in the practices of film, television and interactive media, the USC School of Cinematic Arts has held true to that mission for more than 86 years by having long held the enviable position as the world's top destination for studying the cinematic arts. SCA students learn under the guidance and mentorship of faculty renowned throughout academia and entertainment, with access to facilities and equipment that rival or exceed those of today's top studios and companies. We train our students not just for the professional world as it exists today, but as it will be tomorrow. This is why SCA alumni are among the most successful leaders in their field, and why the industry looks to the USC School of Cinematic Arts first when hiring the next generation of media makers, scholars, and innovators. With more than 16,000 alumni strong, the SCA community continues to grow and thrive.


Mike joins us to discuss his latest project, LYNCHPIN: Inside the Business of Basketball, and a career in sports filmmaking.

Mike Nicoll '12
Alumni Spotlight

Ilan joins us to discuss his creative journey from writer’s room to Tik Tok.

Ilan Benjamin '16
Alumni Spotlight

Ken joins us to discuss his recent book, "But What I Really Want To Do is Direct", as well as the director’s craft.

Ken Kwapis
Alumni Spotlight

Jivitesh joins us to talk about the extensive game design process and his journey as an artist.

Jivitesh Dhaliwal '21
Alumni Spotlight

Kaitlyn talks to us about starting her own visual production company and the work still to do for a more inclusive industry.

Kaitlyn Yang '11
Alumni Spotlight

Jiedi joins us to share her story of entering the industry and how the SCA community has helped shape her career.

Jiedi Chen '16
Alumni Spotlight

Vanessa Monterosa '14 joins us to talk about her experience working in education, and her work with "Hack the Hood".

Vanessa Monterosa '14
Alumni Spotlight

Clayvon shares her journey from being a writer to substitute teacher, and her thoughts on the necessity of education reform.

Clayvon Harris ’93
Alumni Spotlight

Shaina discusses her passion for filmmaking and her participation in the Easterseals Challenge.

Shaina Ghuraya '20
Alumni Spotlight

Recent Virtual Events


Sundance 2021
Discussion Panel with SCA Alumni


A Conversation with John Fithian, President and CEO of NATO


Drive-In Fundraiser Q&A with Director Hiro Murai & Writer Stefani Robinson

Featured in Reality Ends Here


A Message from Dean Elizabeth M. Daley


A Virtual Production Demonstration
From SCA Faculty

A Message from Lisa Fox, Media Talent Development Manager at SCA's Office of Industry



No upcoming events at this time.