One of the first things an SCA student hears is the importance of networking. Success in any profession is a balance of what you know and whom you know. The SCA Office of Industry Relations (IR) is one of the primary resources we offer students and alumni to help facilitate this process.
Staffed by long-time industry professionals, IR will provide you with a broad range of services including resume review, career planning, networking tips, career seminars, and the SCA Job Board, which is constantly updated with leads to employment and internship opportunities in film, television, games, and interactive media. IR organizes Q&As with high-profile leaders in entertainment who are at the forefront of the industry, and also organizes networking events for students, alumni, and other industry professionals.
This free internet based site is for our USC SCA community and allows alumni and students to search for jobs, internships and resources in the entertainment industry. The Job Board gives employers the ability to search bio's on file and post positions from entry-level jobs through the executive level. USC School of Cinematic Arts graduates work in every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature films, television, animation, new media, interactive entertainment, gaming, international cinema, distribution and broadcasting. To post and search for jobs, please visit:
Students are encouraged to take on internship experience at some point during their experience here at USC Cinematic Arts. Internships provide a great insight into the industry by allowing students to see entertainment companies firsthand in a learning-focused environment. At Industry Relations, we assist all SCA majors and minors to find opportunities. Among our offerings are the SCA Job Board, weekly workshops, 1:1 career advising appointments, career fairs, and networking events throughout the year. Please take a look at the links below for more information!
Festival Strategy & Distribution
Our staff assists SCA students and alumni with targeted strategies on festivals and distribution for their projects. We also negotiate distribution deals for USC-produced projects, from broadcasts on HBO to streaming on iTunes or Amazon. Last year, approximately 150 festivals around the world screened SCA student shorts.
As an SCA student you can also take advantage of many other networking opportunities, including the annual First Look Festival, which is overseen by IR. The First Look Festival is an incredibly diverse glimpse at the talent and imagination of the students who will soon join the ranks of the entertainment industry's many cinematic crafts. From film and television production, writing, animation, and Peter Stark producing. The student work produced at the School of Cinematic Arts is constantly breaking new ground, exploring new technologies and paving the way for how we experience and enjoy the entertainment of tomorrow.
The Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA) couples the Marshall School of Business and the School of Cinematic Arts in a unique joint program. Specifically designed to develop the next generation of leaders in the entertainment industry, BCA students receive instruction from entertainment executives at the forefront of all media disciplines. They take core business classes that focus on business fundamentals, while also taking specialized courses in cinematic arts that expose them to the complex and layered creative process of entertainment.
Upon successful completion of all requirements of the 4-year program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Cinematic Arts. Graduates of this joint program are well-equipped to apply their skills to both business and entertainment professions. The program is available to entering or first-semester Marshall Freshmen Only.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts Office of Industry Relations offers a formal Graduate Certificate in the Business of Entertainment. Each semester the school offers four courses in specialized topics such as entertainment marketing, entertainment finance, representation, and the business interests of agents and managers.
Visit and follow this Facebook page to find useful information about the Industry, festivals, distribution, trends, links to short films, student and alumni news etc.
Students and alumni are welcome to post trailers, theatrical release news, festival screenings and VOD links to their feature films.