USC Trojan Vision is the student operated television station located at the University of Southern California’s University Park campus. Trojan Vision’s programming is produced by USC students and broadcasts in HD on cable channel 8.1 to the entire USC campus and surrounding student housing, reaching more than 29,000 students and 18,000 university employees, and to the greater Los Angeles area on Time Warner Cable LA36, reaching over 700,000 homes, as well as streaming on Facebook.
USC Trojan Vision signed on the air on September 15, 1997, through a generous grant from the USC Annenberg Center. In the Spring of 1999, the university received a gift from Hollywood director, and USC alum, Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future). The gift was made towards developing a state-of-the-art digital training facility, in which Trojan Vision is presently located.
In 2006, USC Trojan Vision was invited to join the USC School of Cinema/TV. Later that year, USC alum George Lucas gave a transformative gift of $175 million, and the school was renamed the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
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USC School of Cinematic Arts
The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts is one of the leading media schools in the world. Founded in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1929, the USC School of Cinematic Arts has fueled and mirrored the growth of entertainment as an industry and an art form. The School offers comprehensive programs in directing, producing, writing, cinema and media studies, animation and digital arts, production, interactive media and games, all backed by a broad liberal arts education and taught by leading practitioners in each field. Its more than 13,000 alumni are among the world’s most distinguished animators, scholars, teachers, writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, sound experts, video game designers and industry executives. Since 1973 not a year has passed without an alumnus or alumna being nominated for an Academy Award or an Emmy.