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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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November 23, 2019

New Features in Pokemon Sword and Shield

Excitement is in the air! After years of releasing some of the best games in the Nintendo DS family, Nintendo...
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October 24, 2019

The Outer Worlds

Obsidian’s Outer World Is in Your Hands From Obsidian Entertainment, famed developers behind such hits as Fallout: New Vegas comes...
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October 18, 2019

USC at IndieCade 2019

This past weekend we had a blast exploring IndieCade, a festival celebrating independent games and their developers, held at Santa...
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September 26, 2019

Top 10 Games

2019 may be ending in just a few months, but there are still plenty of quality releases we're looking forward...
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September 12, 2019

Borderlands: Then and Now

After four years of development and a five year wait, Borderlands welcomes the latest installment to its franchise. Borderlands 3...
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June 15, 2019

E3 2019: Show Highlights

Despite the remote exhibitions of some key publishers, the 25th Annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was filled with lots of...
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June 3, 2019

Chris Early at Los Angeles Games Conference

We recently attended LA Games Conference and got a chance to sit down with Chris Early, Vice President of Partnerships...
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May 1, 2019

Reaching Apex Legends

In today's overcrowded and ultra-competitive battle-royale market, it seems nearly impossible to successfully differentiate your game from the rest, but...
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April 27, 2019

GDC Play 2019 Spotlight: Areia

Within San Francisco’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), emerging and independent developers showcase their upcoming projects in the interactive GDC Play...
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April 9, 2019

GDC 2019: Show Highlights

Game Developers Conference (GDC) was hosted in San Francisco, CA on March 18-22, 2019. USC Games was at the Moscone...
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