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BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)

  • BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)

    BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)

    Jointly conferred by USC's School of Cinematic Arts and Marshall School of Business, this degree prepares students to become leaders in the entertainment industry.

    The John H. Mitchell Business of Cinematic Arts Program (BCA) offers students a unique opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in conjunction with the School of Cinematic Arts. To obtain this joint degree, students will take interdisciplinary coursework from both the USC Marshall School of Business and the School of Cinematic Arts. Internship courses allow students to work directly with renowned companies and gain real-world experience. The BCA program provides students with specialized expertise that will distinguish them as competitive leaders and professionals in both the business and entertainment industries.

  • If you are interested in...

    - The entertainment industry

    - The business aspect of film and entertainment

    - Pursuing one of the many career opportunities; for example, becoming a content development executive, director, producer, or agent

    This program is targeted toward students who are interested in the business aspects of the film and entertainment industry. BCA's hands-on curriculum is taught by industry professionals and is exclusive to BCA students, who complete their Cinematic Arts courses as a cohort. Students will be able to interact with high-quality talent in Los Angeles and will be exposed to the ins and outs of business entertainment.

    The program is available to entering or first semester Marshall Freshmen only. Students apply through the Common App, choosing “Business of Cinematic Arts (BS)” as their first choice major. Space is limited to 55 students per year.


Dates + Deadlines

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    Contact us directly:

    USC Marshall School of Business
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Phone: (213) 740-8885

    Bonnie Chi
    SCA Assistant Dean
    Industry Relations