USC School of Cinematic Arts

Reality Ends Here

At the USC School of Cinematic Arts, we look beyond reality to imagine new ways to tell stories. We are educating the next generation of artists, scholars and professionals who will question the status quo. When students graduate from SCA, they leave with the tools, skills and drive to create new media that will change the industry and our world. We take great pride in preparing them to challenge the conventional and they are doing just that. 

Creating change requires a significant investment from all of us. Alumni, Parents, and Friends of SCA all play a part in providing the necessary resources to make this impact. Your support allows us to acquire and retain top student talent and enhance our programs; provides essential resources that support future generations of professionals and scholars; and ensures that our current students have the most enriching academic experience possible while at SCA.

On this USC Day of SCupport, we invite you to make a gift to the area within SCA most meaningful to you.

Enhancing the SCA Student Experience

The most important resource at SCA remains our students. They comprise an incredibly diverse cohort of artists, united by their talent, vision and determination to create compelling and impactful media. The growth and continued success of SCA depends on our ability to attract, recruit and retain the most talented students, from all backgrounds, regardless of financial standing. Here are some ways you can broadly support the SCA student experience:

  • A gift to one of our Division Funds will support the immediate needs of the Division supported.
  • The SCA Student Emergency Fund supports students experiencing extreme difficulties. The need continues to be great and your gift makes a direct impact on the lives of our students with the most basic needs.
  • The Our Voices Fund for Diversity and Inclusion at SCA supports the School's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts, including Our Voices, a screening and speaker series that highlights diverse artists and works of art from SCA alumni and friends.
  • The Wellbeing at SCA Fund enhances the clinical support and self-care activities offered through the university while addressing the specific needs of the artists and scholars within our community.
  • The SCA Dean's Student Support Fund provides support to students across all of SCA's divisions and programs, helping close the gap between talent and financial need. 

Thank You For Your Impact

We are grateful to be able to depend on you, our SCA community, to help us lift up those with the greatest need and lay the foundation for how we want to shape our School for the years ahead. Nothing encourages us more than seeing the countless ways our community bands together to care for one another. 

Your gift today, no matter the amount, to the area within SCA most meaningful to you, truly makes a difference. Thank you for the many ways you support our community, and we look forward to seeing you on campus sometime soon.

Fight On!