The World Leader in Creative Technologies

"Global economic forces are increasingly driven by advances in digital media and creative technologies. USC’s leadership in these areas has been enhanced by our location at the physical and intellectual crossroads of cutting-edge technology and the creative resources of Hollywood and Silicon Beach. These strengths, when combined with our leading research in engineering, medicine and the sciences, give USC a unique edge unmatched by any institution in the world."

- USC President C. L. Max Nikias

USC Games

Recognized as the premier game design program in the world, USC Games fuses the university's excellence in cinematic arts, media production, animation, design, visual arts, engineering and computer science to encourage expansive and creative practice while building ace technical skills.
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USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

USC is making a major commitment to convergent bioscience, a new way of solving complex health problems. By bringing together talented faculty and students from a broad swath of our community, the USC Michelson Center will revolutionize and accelerate the development of new life saving medicines.
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USC Shoah Foundation

USC Shoah Foundation is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides a compelling voice for education and action. Founded by Steven Spielberg in 1994, it has the largest archive of its kind in the world. Through its partnership with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, high-definition cameras and natural-language software, Shoah Foundation collects the testimonies of holocaust survivors and makes talking with someone who is no longer living possible.
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USC Institute for Creative Technologies

An academic research institute, ICT brings film and game industry artists together with computer and social scientists to study and develop immersive media for military training, health therapies, science education and more.
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USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute aims to enhance discovery through the application of imaging and information technologies in the study of the brain. The Institute is dedicated to excellence in data acquisition, analysis, stewardship and computational innovation for the purpose of biomedical research.
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USC Brain and Creativity Institute

Since antiquity, artists and philosophers have sought to explain human nature — how we perceive, interpret, and shape our existence. Fresh insights into the functioning of the human brain at the level of systems, cells and molecules provide new opportunities for uncovering the biological basis for a large array of mental functions — from feeling, consciousness, and decisionmaking to the creativity expressed in the arts, sciences and technology.
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USC Iovine-Young Academy

Helping fill the growing global need for leaders in creative industries, the academy provides students with hands-on training that seamlessly combines the arts, technology and business to nurture the originality that leads to breakthrough products.
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