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July 26, 2012

SCA Number One

SCA named #1 Film School by The Hollywood Reporter

By Valerie Turpin

The USC School of Cinematic Arts was named the number one film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. The trade magazine credited the School with being firmly rooted in the entertainment industry and for having an eye for the technology and techniques of modern media making. THR also recognized SCA for its push into new technologies with the completion of the 62,500 square-foot Phase III building, which will house SCA’s programs on the cutting edge of technology, including the Interactive Media Division, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the interdivisional Media Arts and Practices Ph.D. program. The School was also acknowledged for the new Comedy@SCA pathway, which is the first time a major research university has offered a dedicated academic pathway in comedy.

“It’s a real honor to be ranked the number one film school,” remarked Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “The School has made many strides this past year, and through our top-notch faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, our School continues to lead the next generation of industry professionals.”

The top ten schools in order are: USC, American Film Institute, Beijing Film Academy, UCLA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, La Femis, Wesleyan University, California Institute of the Arts, Emerson College Visual and Media Arts School and Columbia University School of the Arts.

To see the full list of Top 25 rankings, visit: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood- reporter- top-25-film-schools-usc-ucla-afi-353726.