Celebrate Nine Decades of Cinematic Arts History
As the school hits 90, it’s about much more than movies.
As the school hits 90, it’s about much more than movies.
David Judson MA ’96, president of Judson Studios, brings a fresh eye to the centuries-old craft of stained glass.
For solutions to inequality, marginalization and divisiveness, one of USC’s newest deans wants to tap an unexpected resource: architecture.
USC architecture students reimagine ways to make the Museum of Contemporary Art even more accessible to visitors.
If you think arts education has vanished from schools and neighborhoods, these Trojans have some news for you.
From the business of live music to screen scoring, USC Thornton finds niches for music students.
There’s a growing body of research that suggests music and other arts can affect childhood brain development.
A USC Thornton student promotes hope and diversity through choral music.
The handcrafted windows are the latest chapter in the rich story of Los Angeles and USC.
The 12-foot-tall bronze Hecuba sculpture welcomes visitors to USC Village.
Acting students prep for careers in virtual reality, video games and motion capture—with a firm grounding in classical training.
Elizabeth Holmes Fisher started from humble beginnings to become a renowned collector of the great masters.
Designers of Grand Park in Los Angeles, including USC alumni, aim to make space for everyone.
Glorya Kaufman’s lifelong passion inspires the launch of USC’s newest art school.
From murals to movies, USC museums help celebrate Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.
The acclaimed pianist reflects on his role as an honorary cultural ambassador.
The conductor and pianist joins USC Thornton full time this year.
Bollywood? Afro-Cuban? Students can dive into these dance forms, and more.
A graduate in industrial and systems engineering follows her passion for performing.
The entertainment legend paved the way for women in Hollywood and beyond.
A USC Roski professor reflects on a lifetime spent at the intersection of community development and visual art.
From accordions to xylophones, playing musical instruments seems to jumpstart the brain.
USC Thornton gives students opportunities as precious as their dreams. (Check out our story in photos, and you’ll see what we mean.)
Take a musical tour of the Spirit of Troy's discography.
The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center opens its doors.
Tradition-bearers, sponsors, mentors and die-hard fans, SoCal VoCals alumni follow the group from concert to concert.
John Knuth MFA ’05 disrupts the natural order with flies, snakes and other collaborators from the animal kingdom.
Paul Revere Williams ’19 was California’s first licensed African-American architect.
The USC trustee receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Tired of waiting for good parts, the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl co-creator shaped them herself.
Specialists keep performing artists in the spotlight.
A filmmaking icon brings his collection to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Evan Pensis aims to offer arts to the imprisoned.
A $10 million gift will establish The George Lucas Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity.
Like his life, an artist’s meaningful, dynamic work defies convention.
A journalist with a love for language helped build one of the largest online communities for readers.
A new book about the historical landmark is the first published in more than 20 years.
Chart-topping sound engineers and DJs help design USC Thornton’s newest major.
Animators seamlessly meld their work with live action, transporting movie audiences to new worlds.
Meet some of the dancers in USC Kaufman’s historic first class of freshmen.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts wants women to make their mark on the video game design industry.
A USC Marshall alumna takes the stage as one of the most prominent and powerful advocates for the arts.
As a digital revolution sweeps through the publishing world, storytelling is alive and well—and English is thriving at USC.
USC Annenberg’s Josh Kun showcases LA’s history through its menus.
The USC alumnus left a mark on the Olympics and Los Angeles that lasted beyond his lifetime.
At USC, an arts education is more like creative entrepreneurship.
Christina Yu Yu picks four standout pieces from the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
What holds the secret to chart-topping musical success? Hint: Don’t go it alone.
Finding meaning at the intersection of art and sound.
USC Annenberg’s Sasha Anawalt keeps arts journalism alive during turbulent times in media.
The USC Iovine and Young Academy welcomes its first class of innovators, artists and entrepreneurs.
The USC Kaufman School of Dance is poised to transform the world of dance education.
Two decades in, friendships formed through cinema only grow deeper.
Jam with Chaka Khan? Perform with Elton John? It’s part of the USC Thornton popular music program experience.
Trio Ellas garnered a 2012 Latin Grammy Award nomination for their first album and they haven’t stopped since.
A successful sound engineer, music producer and DJ, this music industry veteran has a new handle at USC: “Professor Guru.”
USC Popular Music Program students and alumni have created an extensive playlist of eclectic songs and albums.
You know the Trojan Marching Band calls the Coliseum its home. But the band and Dodger Stadium also go way back.
Meet six artists from the USC Popular Music Program who are shooting for stardom.
Anthony Marnell II’s recent gift to the USC School of Architecture will launch a multidisciplinary design studio to foster design-builders.
Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) invest $70 million to prepare USC students who’ll shape the future.
USC experts on local lore give their lowdown on Los Angeles culture.
The Tony Award nominee cemented his passion for acting at USC.
Did you know these landmarks of Los Angeles were designed by Trojans?
A talented USC Roski alumna brings the prehistoric Mesozoic Era to life.
Creativity can combine with business principles to solve societal challenges—and turn a profit.
Bryan Singer embraces the division where he made his start in film.
We will prepare stellar artists to be effective entrepreneurs and singular businesspersons to be great artists.
Sumner Redstone’s $10 million gift supports a creative space for budding filmmakers.
A hefty lineup of comedic Trojans — including Will Ferrell ’90 — have made their mark on the iconic show.
These titles garnered awards and industry attention — several before their creators even graduated from USC.
A 28-year partnership between Elizabeth Daley and Marlene Loadvine helped shoot the school to the top.
Short films made by School of Cinematic Arts moviemakers bookend more than 65 years of Academy Awards.
USC’s dance students will leave USC with an impressive slate of performances.
A multidisciplinary artist creates portraits that reimagine notions of black women.
The physicist turned artist crosses disciplines — and time periods — with his work.
USC students drum up experience in the pop and rock music world before they even graduate.
A USC School of Cinematic Arts alumna celebrates the diversity, creativity and artistry of video games.
A creative junior designs games for all different platforms that are both fun and heart-wrenching.
From Star Wars to The Avengers, USC alumni have created some of the most successful movies in history.