Programs & Degrees
The Division of Animation and Digital Arts offers a three year Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Video and Computer Animation. An undergraduate minor in Animation is also offered. http://anim.usc.edu/
BING GORDON NAMED TO THE ELECTRONIC ARTS ENDOWED FACULTY CHAIR AT THE USC SCHOOL OF CINEMA-TELEVISION
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 8, 2005 –Bing Gordon, Chief Creative Officer, Executive Vice President and a founder of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading videogame publisher, was named the first holder of the Electronic Arts Endowed Faculty Chair at the USC School of Cinema-Television, it was announced today by Dean Elizabeth Daley. Resident in the School’s Division of Interactive Media, the Electronic Arts Endowed Faculty Chair is a rotating position that will be held for one to two years by leading figures in interactive entertainment that will join the School’s faculty as visiting professors.
Gaming Expo at USC
The November 24, 2003 Hollywood Reporter quoted Interactive Media Chair Scott Fisher about the recent digital gaming expo his division co-sponsored that was held on campus. Over 700 students attended as well as several gaming company sponsors. One of the largest game companies, Electronic Arts, plans to double the size of its Los Angeles studio to 600 during the next 18 months as well as enlarging its worldwide workforce. Scott noted that although vocational colleges offer video game design classes, "It is unique for a major research university to do so."