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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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News

March 10, 2021

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Martzi Campos

Martzi Campos is a research staff member at the USC Game Innovation Lab and professor at USC Games. Her work...
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March 5, 2021

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Diana Hughes

Diana Hughes is an alumna of USC Games’ Interactive Media & Games graduate program. She has worked on a multitude...
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March 2, 2021

Maquette: Discussion with Professor Matt Whiting

Matt Whiting is a professor in the USC Games program and teaches courses in Viterbi’s Information and Technology Program (ITP)...
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February 26, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Jasmine Persephone Jupiter Part II

Jasmine Persephone Jupiter is a California-based narrative designer who is currently pursuing an MFA in Interactive Media & Game Design...
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February 25, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Jasmine Persephone Jupiter

Jasmine Persephone Jupiter is a California-based narrative designer who is currently pursuing an MFA in Interactive Media & Game Design...
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February 22, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Lynn Scerbak II

Lynn Scerbak is an alumnus from USC who graduated from USC Games in 2018. While at USC, they worked as...
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February 19, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Lynn Scerbak

Lynn Scerbak is an alumnus from USC who graduated from USC Games in 2018. While at USC, they worked as...
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February 16, 2021

Black History Month Spotlight: Bryant Young (Part II)

Bryant Young is an alumnus from USC who graduated from USC Games in 2017 and Viterbi’s Master of Computer Science...
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February 16, 2021

Chinese New Year Games Spotlight – An Ancient Game in a Brand New Year

To celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year, USC Games is releasing a 3-part series featuring hit games from past CNYs. ...
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February 13, 2021

Chinese New Year Games Spotlight – Sims Meets Ming Dynasty

To celebrate this year’s Chinese New Year, USC Games is releasing a 3-part series featuring hit games from past CNYs. ...
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