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The Gerald A. Lawson Fund provides financial support for under-represented students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in game design or computer science from the University of Southern California’s prestigious, #1-ranked joint program, USC Games. (learn more)


#1Recognized as one of the top game design programs in North America by the Princeton Review, USC Games represents an exciting collaboration between the School of Cinematic Arts’ Interactive Media & Games Division and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. Incorporating elements of design, artistry, production and engineering, USC Games offers an utterly unique educational experience for students, and serves as the launching pad for them to play significant roles in the game design field. With rigorous, hands-on instruction from master designers, producers, engineers and working professionals in the industry, students have an unprecedented level of opportunity to delve into every aspect of creating games for a global audience. Read more about our specific undergraduate and graduate degree programs here.

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March 29, 2022

WHM @ USC Games: Interview with Lesley Mathieson

In celebration of Women’s History Month, USC Games interviewed Heart Machine senior producer and USC Games adjunct professor Lesley Mathieson...
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March 28, 2022

2022 CLoL Pac-U Gaming Conference: USC Heads to Finals Undefeated

By Annabel Guo   The University of Southern California League of Legends team coached by Joe Jacko has won 3-0...
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February 25, 2022

USC Games BHM: Chevon Hicks’ Changed Relationship with BHM Over Time

An artist by training, Professor Chevon Hicks continues to expand his work and artistry while exploring the complex relationship with...
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February 25, 2022

Black History Month @ USC Games: Interview with Taylor Dinwiddie

By Annabel Guo     In continuation of our series celebrating Black History Month, USC Games held an interview with...
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November 30, 2021

Native American Heritage Month: Chatting with Miranda Due

November is Native American Heritage Month. USC Games had the pleasure of talking with USC alumna Miranda Due (Pawnee/Cherokee), Associate...
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November 19, 2021

Designing Inclusive Games: Certified APX Practitioner Course

USC Games recently granted five scholarships for students to attend the AbleGamers Charity’s upcoming course in game accessibility. USC Emeritus...
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November 19, 2021

Conquest 2021: Esports Coaches Conversations

Authors: Eileen Liu, Annabel Guo, Peter No, and Cherry Weng UCLA VS USC, MAJOR COLLEGE RIVALRY IGNITED FOR ESPORTS SHOW...
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November 10, 2021

Interview with Richard Lemarchand: A Playful Production Process

Who else is feeling burned out? Nowadays, it is prevalent in daily life and work. A Playful Production Process: For...
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October 29, 2021

2021 College League of Legends Fall Warmup

Group Stage Result  Begin on October 9th, the 2021 College League of Legends Fall Warmup  started. By the end of...
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October 22, 2021

IndieCade 2021: Interviewing Founder and CEO Stephanie Barish

Tune in this weekend for IndieCade 2021: Anywhere & Everywhere! This year’s festival will be featuring 48 of the newest...
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