The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Situated in the heart of Los Angeles with a campus spread over 229 acres, it is a global center for arts, technology and international business. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked USC 17th among more than 1,000 public and private universities in 2018. Among the top 25 schools, USC ranked second in engagement and fourth in environment, a measure of diversity and inclusion which makes it the best suited for international students. USC’s distinguished faculty of 4,000 innovative scholars, researchers, teachers and mentors includes five Nobel laureates. From sports to performing arts to citywide cultural festivals, USC hosts a multitude of dynamic and diverse events. USC’s beautiful and historic University Park campus is a great destination for visitors to Los Angeles by virtue of its classic architecture, park-like grounds, museums, cafés, entertainment and more.

USC School of Cinematic Arts, provides a platform for students to explore and expand the power and potential of film, television and new media. Throughout the 20th century and now in the 21st, the School of Cinematic Arts has nurtured and inspired the writers, directors, scholars, entrepreneurs, producers, animators, interactive designers and others who have developed an unparalleled mastery in cinema, television and new media.


  • University with a legacy of more than a century
  • More than 44,000 students and over 4,800 full-time faculty
  • Located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world
  • More than 10,000 international students enrolled every year