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Everywhere you look these days, there are screens that need content. The Division of Film & Television Production teaches students how to make compelling, in-demand content for screens of every size-whether it's IMAX or a hand-held device. At SCA, students quickly become adept at the tools of the trade, from cameras, light kits, and editing software to the newest cutting-edge techniques and technologies that are changing the professional production process.


Xavier Burgin MFA ‘15 on Social Media, Storytelling, and his latest ‘Shudder’ Documentary: "Horror Noire"

Xavier Burgin
Alumni/Faculty Profile

Ann Sun –– student in Film & Television Production on choosing film school, moving from Beijing: "It never hurts to try."

Ann Sun
Student Stories

Cinematographer/Director Tanmay Chowdhary ‘18 on immigrating from India to the U.S., USC, and "Color of November"

Tanmay Chowdhary
Alumni/Faculty Profile

Student Stories

Nicole Thompson

Nicole Thompson
MFA, Film & Television Production '19

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Elena Perez

Elena Perez
BA, Film & Television Production '19

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Christopher Wild

Christopher Wild
MFA, Film & Television Production '20

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Featured Student Work

CLIP: Ricky's Baby

CLIP: Present Trauma

CLIP: The Art of a Lost Trade

CLIP: Futurism & Detroit Techno


CLIP: Blackout

CLIP: New Rug

CLIP: Paulie

CLIP: A Different Tree

CLIP: When Pigs Fly

CLIP: Iman & the Light Warriors

CLIP: Theory of Optimal Control

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematic Arts, Film & Television Production, equips students with a thorough understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of the moving image. Production courses cover all aspects of filmmaking and promote a collaborative environment for learning the expression of original ideas through film and video.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts, Film & Television Production, offers students an intensive production experience with requirements and electives from other School of Cinematic Arts programs, including Cinema & Media Studies, Writing, Animation and Interactive Media. Far more than a technical training, students will learn how to best apply these tools to your own unique vision and do so with the most advanced facilities and equipment in the world.

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Masters of Fine Arts

MFA students learn in the most state of the art facilities rivaling the most advanced production companies in the world. You'll hone your talent as a media-maker in six specialties- Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, and Sound-while also learning the newest cutting-edge technologies that are changing the professional production process, preparing you for all future forms of media production.

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Contact Information

Film & Television Production
USC School of Cinematic Arts
University Park, SCA 434
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
Phone: 213.740.3317
Fax: 213.740.4013