The Storytellers Formerly Known As Journalists.Los Angeles – creative, diverse, dynamic. 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. It’s where cultures mix and mingle and morph. It’s where the stories that define American culture are being made. If you want to learn how to tell those stories, how to connect people and shape the ideas defining our culture, USC is the place to be.
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?
Pop-up newsroom maximizing new play coverage at the 2013 Humana Festival April 4-8, 2013
“If you want your students to know how to do cross-platform storytelling and be savvy about media and transmedia, you need professors who are doing what they are teaching,” Sasha Anawalt said.
Congratulations to Chie Davis '13! Read her piece on temporary L.A. arts culture and the Engine30 experience.
Glorya Kaufman's groundbreaking gift marks Los Angeles as an important creative laboratory and forward-thinking dance mecca for the arts
Arts and Culture, Criticism, Practice of Journalism, Long-form Journalism
Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Popular Music, Arts and Culture, Race and Ethnicity, US-Mexico
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