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July 30, 2015

SCA Ranked #1

On July 29th, the Hollywood Reporter named the USC School of Cinematic Arts the #1 Film School for the third consecutive year. Reporter Borys Kit said, “USC always has kept an eye on the future, exploring new ideas and technologies even before Hollywood learns about them. That’s one reason why [SCA is] THR’s No. 1 pick for the third year in a row.”

SCA is the only school to be named number one in three consecutive years. The Hollywood Reporter based its rankings on the School’s commitment to technology, the accomplishments of its alumni, and the strength of its faculty. The ranking is a result of a rigorous, year-long survey of film schools from across the country.

“We’re so grateful and honored to be, for three years now, Hollywood Reporter’s top-ranked film school in the country,” said Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “Our vision has always been to build an environment that enables our students to succeed at every level. I am so proud of all our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to build upon this vision every day; and, of course, of all our students and alumni, whose work continues to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

Part of that vision involves preparing students for the industry not only as it exists today, but also as it will be tomorrow. As Dean Daley states in her Q&A with THR, “The train companies thought they were in the train business, but they were in the transportation business… We are in the business of giving people interesting, dynamic, entertaining, compelling content. And it doesn’t matter what platform it’s on.”

Founded in 1930, the Hollywood Reporter focuses on the motion picture, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics. THR is the industry’s leading trade publication and is read widely through the entertainment industry and beyond.

The top 10 schools for 2015 are:

1. USC School of Cinematic Arts
2. New York University
3. American Film Institute
4. University of California – Los Angeles
5. California Institute of the Arts
6. Columbia University
7. Chapman University
8. Loyola Marymount University
9. Wesleyan University
10. Emerson College

For full coverage of the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Film Schools, visit: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/top-25-american-film-schools-811367