Our program, a 9.5 month university program in arts journalism, has a record for fundamentally changing the way we look at the arts & culture & entertainment & creativity, and how we tell stories about them. The Arts Journalism program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is America’s leading master's program for next generation storytelling. And the place to be. You will have access to people who connect people, shape ideas and define our culture in the maker capital of the world: Los Angeles.Creative, diverse and dynamic, L.A. is home to the movie industry, the video game industry, the music industry, the entertainment industry, center of America’s visual and graphic arts and home to a vibrant arts scene that celebrates chefs and fashion designers as artists. USC Annenberg is at the center of it. The program is deeply embedded in Los Angeles’ rich cultural life and emphasizes artistic and creative process. You are encouraged to spend time inside rehearsal rooms, film studios, architectural firms, and in intimate contact with artists, many of them famous and many not, but all with exceptional stories to tell that deserve to be made visible. You will have the freedom to pursue what you are passionate about and the ability to study with award-winning faculty from USC’s six arts schools and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.One of our signatures is that our students spend a lot of time inside arts & cultural institutions, reporting on them as embedded journalists. Two of our alumni have been hired as full-time arts reporters working on staff at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and at the Geffen Playhouse. One current student is at LACMA (Los Angeles County Arts Museum of Art), working as an embedded journalist (which is distinctly different from being an intern). See this Washington Post article about them, quoting USC Annenberg Journalism Professor, Gabriel Kahn. Applications for the first round of admissions are due, January 30, 2015. Anyone applying by this deadline will be reviewed for scholarship consideration, including the full-tuition Annenberg scholarships. For more information, click here. Our alumni at present work at traditional and non-traditional jobs, some of which they have created as entrepreneurial start-ups. Our alumni include the film editor of the Village Voice and a reporter at the Wall Street Journal’s L.A. bureau, a journalist-in-residence at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and one at the Geffen Playhouse (as previously mentioned), and five university professors at prestigious institutions (including USC Annenberg, USC School of Cinematic Arts and USC School of Architecture). Several alumni have media start-ups (The Beer Paper is one), and many work at museums as writers (Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Smithsonian, to name two). There are others at Upworthy and TechCrunch and Relativity Media. And three successfully are pursuing careers as documentary filmmakers and one in feature film as a writer, producer and director. Another in a HBO series is using what she learned at USC Annenberg about journalism media to help her with her role, and with her social media negotiations. In short, our alumni are highly coveted and doing well. We offer a lot. We expect a lot. To thrive here you need to bring your A game. We’re training storytellers for the 21st Century. Are you ready?
The Arts Journalism program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is America’s leading master's program for next generation storytelling.Whether you are an artist with a passion for storytelling or a storyteller with a passion for the arts, Annenberg’s Arts Journalism program will show you how to do it. To get there you need to understand the latest innovations in how to tell stories. And you need the skills and tools to make the stories you want to tell. Through its innovative Engine and CoLAb projects, USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program fellowship, the new Center for Arts, Media & Audience, the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, Annenberg Innovation Lab and collaborative programs with major media -- including the Los Angeles Times, KPCC 89.3 FM public radio and KCET, America’s largest independent public television station – the Arts Journalism program offers graduate students the ability to work alongside many of the best journalists and media thinkers in the world. The program is deeply embedded in Los Angeles’ rich cultural life, working inside a diverse arts community with some of the world’s leading artists. You will have the freedom to pursue what you are passionate about and the ability to study with award-winning faculty from USC’s five arts schools and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.Our graduates are highly coveted and have gone on to work with over 30 journalism and arts organizations in the last four years, many of them launching their own media outlets. See "Our Alumni" for a comprehensive list.In this nine-and-a-half-month program, you will work with the best of the best to get the skills you need. We offer a lot. We expect a lot. To thrive here you need to bring your A game. We’re training storytellers for the 21st Century. Are you ready?
Journalist-in-residence, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Communications Editor, The Geffen Playhouse
Three students and an alumnus worked with Professor Sasha Anawalt to build and populate this original site, officialy launching in October
New podcast encourages students to produce immersive stories about arts and culture
Popular Music, Arts and Culture, Race and Ethnicity, US-Mexico
Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Arts and Culture, Criticism, Practice of Journalism, Long-form Journalism
The Annenberg Innovation Lab is a space where students, faculty, researchers and business
The NML explores how to equip young people with the social skills and cultural competencies