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Real filmmaking with real filmmakers!

Enrich your knowledge of filmmaking, screenwriting, computer animation, or film/television business from the oldest and most prolific film school in the United States. If you wish to hone your craft or enhance your knowledge of filmmaking, you are invited to apply in any of our class offerings, which cover multiple aspects of the entertainment industry.

Summer Program classes are taught by leading industry professionals during two separate six-week sessions. Spend time on our state of-the-art campus attending classes focused on filmmaking, editing, animation, writing, interactive game design, and the business of the industry. Besides having access to the School's unparalleled facilities and equipment, Summer Program students will have many unique opportunities to explore. Applicants ages 16+ and from around the world are welcome to apply.

A Letter from the Chair:

Dear Parents and Prospective Students,

Thank you for your interest in the USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program for Summer 2022. As of this writing, we intend the program to be fully in person. We will be accepting applications until classes fill up.

USC welcomed students back to campus for in-person instruction beginning in August 2021. Students, faculty and staff must observe strict health and safety protocols, which among other practices includes daily symptom monitoring (using the Trojan Check app). The number one priority is the health and safety of everyone in our community.

As you plan your Summer at the School of Cinematic Arts, please do not hesitate to call or email us with your questions and concerns at: summer@cinema.usc.edu. Please also visit USC’s COVID-19 Resource Center for additional information: https://coronavirus.usc.edu

We look forward to safely welcoming you to the USC campus next Summer!

Sincerely,
David Weitzner
Director, Summer Program
Mark Burnett Endowed Chair

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