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USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy students built their online presentation skills during the virtual event. (Image/Courtesy of Matthew Manos)

Aspiring product designers’ and creators’ Zoom pitch sessions go virtual

USC Iovine and Young Academy seniors usually exhibit their final projects in a showcase to classmates and faculty. But thanks to the pandemic — and Zoom — they ended up pitching the fruits of their hard labor to alumni and industry pros.

masters product innovation
The two-year program is open to applicants with a qualified bachelor’s degree or undergraduates who want to pursue the master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree at USC. (Photo/Chris Shinn)

USC Iovine and Young Academy launches Master of Science in Product Innovation

The degree, which interweaving design, technology, business and communication, provides the knowledge necessary for designers and entrepreneurs to “futureproof” their ideas and adapt quickly to changing work environments and consumer needs.