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Media Arts, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Prepare for exciting careers in media and technology. Develop analytical and practical skills in narrative and documentary filmmaking, game design, VR/AR, digital animation, television and feature film writing, sound design and more.

Our flexible degree program allows you to explore media tools and platforms while building a portfolio towards a media career that’s right for you. Whether you want to be a producer or technician in the entertainment industry, start your own media company, or produce media for a range of industries, Media Arts will prepare you with hands-on learning and internship opportunities.

Program Highlights

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    Ideas First

    Join a program that encourages experimentation and unique pursuits that suit your own interests and goals.

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    Interdisciplinary Environments

    Have free rein to make creative art and design work across platforms.

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    Experiential Learning

    Prepare yourself for internships or the working world through experiential learning opportunities in many courses.

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    Engaged Faculty

    Be mentored by working media producers, writers, filmmakers and game designers who are motivated to help you learn.

What You’ll Study

Some of the most popular courses include New Media Art, Advanced Game Design, TV Writing and a unique Manga course rarely found at universities. All students complete an internship. Take advantage of our virtual reality lab, production equipment and computers with the latest media production software.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Identifying opportunities and creating and launching new ventures

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Film and TV Producer
  • Video Game Producer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Media Producer
  • Animator
  • Screenwriter

Workplace Settings

  • Film Studios
  • Television Studios
  • Video Game Studios
  • Animation Studios
  • Manga
  • Comic books

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

In the Media Arts program, I had the chance to be a part of some really cool film crews with amazing people. It has given me more confidence to pursue my dreams as a script writer more seriously than before.

Yasmeen Brown
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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