Upcoming Events

Virtual SCA Graduate Information Session
April 1, 2023 - December 31, 2024, Varies
Online - Access Information Sent Via Email

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an online information session to learn more about applying to the SCA graduate programs for the Spring/Fall 2024 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, financial aid, Q&A with staff and more!

In-Person SCA Graduate Information Session
May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024, Varies
SCA Courtyard

Join the SCA Admissions staff for an in-person information session to learn more about applying to the SCA graduate programs for the Fall 2024 semester.  Topics will include an overview of the school, programs and facilities, financial aid, Q&A with staff and more!

Virtual Admitted Transfer Welcome
June 4, 2024, 3:00pm-4:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Online - Access Sent Via Email

You're Invited - SCA Transfer Admitted Student Session!

OUT OF THE BOX: THE SCREEN WORLDS OF JUDY KIBINGE
June 17, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Out of the Box: The Screen Worlds of Judy Kibinge explores the diverse filmmaking work and generous leadership style of award-winning Kenyan female filmmaker Judy Kibinge, who is also the Executive Founder and Creative Director of Docubox, an organization that has transformed filmmaking cultures in East Africa over the past decade.

RAMADAN AMERICA
June 18, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Ramadan America is a first-of-its-kind production written by, directed by, and starring American Muslims. The five films in the series span genres, themes, and cultural nuances in an effort to showcase what Ramadan and Eid mean to different Muslims and collectively celebrate stories of love, family, and tradition.

GREEN BORDER
June 19, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa are lured by government propaganda promising easy passage to the European Union. Unable to cross into Europe and unable to turn back, they find themselves trapped in a rapidly escalating geopolitical stand-off. An unflinching depiction of the migrant crisis captured in stark black-and-white, this riveting film explores the intractable issue from multiple perspectives: a Syrian family fleeing ISIS caught between cruel border guards in both countries; young guards instructed to brutalize and reject the migrants; and activists who aid the refugees at great personal risk.

CINEMA MOROCCO
June 20, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

In São Paulo, homeless Brazilians, Latin-American immigrants and African refugees occupy an abandoned cinema and reenact scenes from classical movies shown in the theater 60 years before. Facing the threat of an eviction, they go on a journey from life to fiction, from three to two dimensions.

GHOSTLIGHT
June 24, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

When melancholic construction worker Dan finds himself drifting from his wife and daughter, he discovers community and purpose in a local theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet. As the drama onstage starts to mirror his own life, he and his family are forced to confront a personal loss.

7000 MILES
June 26, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

A passionate pilot is challenged by her grandmother to live life on her own terms, but finds herself at a crossroads when that could mean revealing her grandmother's long-buried secrets.

TRICKS CAN GO WRONG
July 9, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Oliver, an aspiring magician, takes to the streets to film his very own showcase reel. With the help of his best friend Andrew, the two set out to enter and perform at the Annual Star Venture Talent Show. However, along the way the they quickly come to learn the cost of a dream as the trials of adulthood threatens their friendship.

TOUCH
July 10, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

A romantic and thrilling story that spans several decades and continents; Touch follows one man's emotional journey to find his first love who disappeared 50 years ago, before his time runs out.

CTCS-467: Television Symposium
August 27, 2024 - December 17, 2024, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

This Fall 2024 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-467: Television Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with the leading television writers, producers, directors and actors working today. Each week, students watch contemporary television programming selected from the best shows on the air, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the creative team behind the show. The class is taught by MARY MCNAMARA, Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic and cultural editor for the Los Angeles Times and meets in person every Tuesday night @ 7:00 P.M. in the Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108.

CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium
August 29, 2024 - December 12, 2024, 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Norris Cinema Theatre at the Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

This Fall 2024 semester, the School of Cinematic Arts will offer a very special course called CTCS-466: Theatrical Film Symposium, a four-unit elective class open for enrollment to ALL USC STUDENTS OF ANY MAJOR that brings you face-to-face with leading film directors, writers, producers, and actors working today. Throughout the semester, students will watch a wide selection of new film releases, followed by exclusive Q&As with the creative teams behind them. The class is taught by film critic LEONARD MALTIN and meets every Thursday night in Norris Cinema Theatre from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.