USC School of Cinematic Arts

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The USC School of Cinematic Arts (commonly referred to as SCA)—formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.wikipedia
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Media Arts and Practice

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The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting, cinema and media studies, animation and digital arts, media arts + practice, and interactive media & games.
Created in 2013, Media Arts and Practice (MA+P) is the seventh degree-granting division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

University of Southern California

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The USC School of Cinematic Arts (commonly referred to as SCA)—formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
USC became the only university to receive eight separate nine-figure gifts: $120 million from Ambassador Walter Annenberg to create the Annenberg Center for Communication and a later additional gift of $100 million for the USC Annenberg School for Communication; $112.5 million from Alfred Mann to establish the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering; $110 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation for USC's School of Medicine; $150 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation for USC's School of Medicine; $175 million from George Lucas to the USC School of Cinema-Television, now renamed USC School of Cinematic Arts, $200 million from Dana and David Dornsife for USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to support undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, $110 million from John and Julie Mork for undergraduate scholarships, and $200 million from Larry Ellison to launch the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.

Drew Casper

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Notable professors include Drew Casper, the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film; Tomlinson Holman, inventor of THX; film critic and historian Leonard Maltin; and David Bondelevitch, President of the Motion Picture Sound Editors.
Joseph Andrew "Drew" Casper is a Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and considered an authority on American film from World War II to the present.

USC Interactive Media & Games Division

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The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting, cinema and media studies, animation and digital arts, media arts + practice, and interactive media & games.
The University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts's Interactive Media & Games Division first accepted M.F.A. students in 2002.

Trojan Vision

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Trojan Vision is a student television station at the University of Southern California through the School of Cinematic Arts.

George Lucas

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On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137000 sqft facility.
Lucas then transferred to the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts.

Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts

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In fall 2006, the school, together with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, created the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts (RSICA) in Aqaba, Jordan.
RSICA is a joint effort of Royal Film Commission – Jordan and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Robert Zemeckis

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Zemeckis applied to transfer from NIU to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, California, and went into the Film School on the strength of an essay and a music video based on a Beatles song.

Leonard Maltin

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Notable professors include Drew Casper, the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film; Tomlinson Holman, inventor of THX; film critic and historian Leonard Maltin; and David Bondelevitch, President of the Motion Picture Sound Editors.
As of 2018, Maltin teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

John Carpenter

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He attended Western Kentucky University, where his father chaired the music department, then transferred to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts during 1968, but quit to make his first feature film.

Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB

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Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB is a 1967 social science-fiction short film written and directed by George Lucas while he attended the University of Southern California's film school.

William C. deMille

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The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, and Darryl Zanuck.
DeMille helped found the USC Film School in 1929, and after his East Coast theatrical career failed to revive in the early 1930s, he was active on the faculty there until his death.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

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They met at the University of Southern California where they were roommates; they graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts in 1985.

Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in Film Production/Cinematography, he is represented by Getty Images (NY), AGE Fotostock (Spain) and Lonely Planet Images (Australia).

Thom Andersen

Andersen attended the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1960s and then returned to his hometown of Los Angeles to attend USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he studied with Arthur Knight and eventually assisted on Knight's project The History of Sex in Cinema.

Gregg Bishop

Bishop attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts in the Film Production Program.

Gregg Araki

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He later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated with a M.F.A. in 1985.

Sasha Alexander

She graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta.

Hal Barwood

He studied art at Brown University, Rhode Island; and later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, where he met and became friends with George Lucas.

Richard L. Bare

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Born in Turlock, California, he attended USC School of Cinematic Arts where he directed his most notable student film, The Oval Portrait, an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's story.

David Bezmozgis

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Bezmozgis received an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.

Douglas Fairbanks

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The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, and Darryl Zanuck.
Recently, due to his involvement with the USC Fencing Club, a bronze statue of Fairbanks was erected in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Courtyard of the new School of Cinematic Arts building on the University of Southern California campus.

John August

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He went on to earn an MFA in film from The Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California.

Adam Christian Clark

Clark attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

Aditya Assarat

He went on to earn a master's degree in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2000.