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.


Spheres, a VR experience at Sundance's New Frontier, has been acquired by CityLights as part of a seven-figure deal. The VR experience, executive produced by Joel Newton '00 takes viewers into the center of a black hole in a visual and acoustic journey. It is set to debut on the Oculus Rift in the coming months.

Joel Newton

The Office of Industry Relations is happy to announce the expansion of eligibility to the FIRST JOBS program to SCA alums up to five years post-graduation. Interested candidates may apply for current and future opportunities below.

First Jobs Program
Open to alums 5 years post graduation

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

Alumni Stories

Drew McClellan

Drew McClellan

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Arjun Rihan

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Valerie Meraz

Valerie Meraz

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SCA Network Screening and Q+A with SCA Alumni Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
September 19, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
The Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Join the SCA Network for a special presentation of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME. This event will feature a Q+A with SCA Alumni Co-Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Peter Stark Program 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 20, 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Ray Stark Family Theatre

All Stark alumni are invited to celebrate 40 years of the Stark Program.