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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.


Edson takes us through his journey writing Nine Days, coping with COVID-19, and why he keeps returning to campus to write.

Edson Oda '15
Alumni Spotlight

An exhibition of the year's most innovative games & interactive projects from across USC's campus presented by Jam City.

Games Expo Goes Digital
Online Festival

One of the ways SCA alumni stay connected is through SCA Community! Through this free, online portal can access SCA-related announcements, browse our online alumni directory, and enter your own biographical notes and recent credits.

Keep in Touch through SCA Community

SCA Alum Dana Fox joins Mary McNamara's 467 class to discuss her upcoming project Home Before Dark

467 Conversations with Dana Fox
Alumni Conversation

SCA Alum Stacey Sher joins Mary McNamara's 467 class to discuss her upcoming project Mrs. America

467 Conversations with Stacey Sher
Alumni Conversation

Recent Virtual Events


A Conversation with John Fithian, President and CEO of NATO


Sundance 2021
Discussion Panel with SCA Alumni


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


Alumni Stories

Drew McClellan

Drew McClellan

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Arjun Rihan

Arjun Rihan

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Valerie Meraz

Valerie Meraz

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Congratulations to our USC SCA filmmakers accepted to Sundance & Slamdance 2022 Film Festivals!
January 20, 2022 - January 30, 2022, Various
Virtual programming

The USC School of Cinematic Arts congratulates our alumni, students, and faculty with projects accepted at the 2022 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals.

Please join us for a lively virtual discussion with SCA alumni about their Sundance Film Festival experiences and insight into the 2022 virtual edition: