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July 15, 2022

USC School of Cinematic Arts - Spring 2023 Application Now Open!

Hello from the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA)! 

The Spring 2023 application for the Film & Television Production MFA program is now open! The application deadline for all required applications, supplemental materials, transcripts and letters of recommendation is August 15, 2022. 

Please note the following important information about the application process:

  • You must submit both the USC Graduate Application for Admission and the Graduate Film & Television Production M.F.A. Program SlideRoom Application by August 15, 2022.
  • You must access the SlideRoom Application via the "Go to SlideRoom" link in the SlideRoom tab in the Program Materials quadrant of the Graduate Application for Admission. The SlideRoom Application should only be accessed via this button in order for your applications to be linked and successfully submitted.
  • Please be sure upload a copy of official transcripts from all schools attended to your Graduate Application for Admission and SlideRoom Application. In addition, you must submit an official copy of your transcript to be sent to USC’s Office of Graduate Admission per transcript submission instructions here.

International Applicants

  • Please review USC’s Country Requirements to determine the academic records USC requires you submit in order to be considered for admission
  • You are required to submit English Proficiency Exam scores to USC’s Office of Graduate Admission per the instructions here

Please note that the School of Cinematic Arts cannot verify submission of any applications or supplemental materials. You may view the status of your application and materials requested by the Office of Graduate Admission on your youSC portal and the status of your letters of recommendation on your SlideRoom application portal.

For detailed information, visit the application procedures page and the Office of Graduate Admission’s askUSC page for answers to frequently asked questions.

We encourage you to attend an In-Person SCA Graduate Information Session to learn more about the school, programs and application process. You may view available dates and register here.

We will also be hosting a Virtual Graduate Information Session on Wednesday, August 3rd at 3:00pm PT. Please register here!

You may contact the SCA Admissions Office at with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application soon!


Victoria Esquer
Assistant Director of Admissions
USC School of Cinematic Arts

Contact Information

Name: SCA Admissions Office
Phone: 213-740-8358