Applying to the PhD
To apply to the Media Arts and Practice PhD program, please refer to the admission guidelines on the USC School of Cinematic Arts website. Please note that applicants must complete applications for both USC Graduate Admissions and the School of Cinematic Arts (SCA).
Step One: USC Graduate Application
For information on applying to USC and to start the USC Graduate Admissions application, please visit the USC Graduate Admissions website.
Step Two: School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Slideroom Application
For information on how to complete the SCA Slideroom application, please visit the SCA Application Procedures page. The SCA Slideroom application should be completed only after completing the USC Graduate Admissions application above.
The following supplemental materials are required for the SCA Slideroom application:
- Personal Statement
- Writing Sample of Analytical Writing
- Creative Work Portfolio
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
December 1 for all applicants