[USC] University of Southern California 南加州大學

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University of Southern California 南加州大學,常簡稱為「南加大USC」,1895年成立,155畝校地,是加州著名的綜合性大學,很多人因為他的名稱裡有「加大」一字,就誤會他是加州公立大學系統,其實他是一所要價不斐的私立大學喔,不要搞錯了。該校的地段非常好,就在LA的好萊塢旁邊,迪士尼樂園旁邊!學生規模約為3萬2千多人。運動競賽上的宿敵是鄰近的UCLA。

:!: 2013.07.12  更新學費與學校資料,有些系的申請截止日提早了喔!
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http://www.usc.edu/

http://www.facebook.com/USCCinema

知名台灣電影導演楊德昌在南加大的電影研究所唸過一年喔! 沈春華,侯佩岑也是該校的碩士。

藝術學院網頁中院長先生Ruth Weisberg的介紹: 在世界如戲劇般變化時,有一個優良的指標是很重要的!南加大藝術學院結合了兩個角色: 一是開創二十一世紀新的設計與藝術視野的角色,另一個是最老的藝術學院之一,我們希望有天份的學生能在這裡建立他們最充分的潛力,並使用最先進的技術創作~

我們也自豪於能透過親自實習,了解職業規則來建立了最佳的就業管道,~我們的畢業生遠播藝術界各領域,在各地的展覽,博物館,或是藝廊都有我們畢業生的蹤跡~我們也積極建立學生和老師在新科技上的聯繫,特別是我們院裡的動畫領域,光碟與網頁設計,多媒體等新興領域,或是其他具有創造性的科技,都在我們課程規劃範圍內~

[+]系所

1. 藝術學院School of Fine Arts

南加大的藝術學院簡稱為ROSKI,提供兩種碩士學位,分別是Master of Fine Arts (MFA)還有Master of Public Art Studies(MPAS)(特別的) 此外他們還有一個相當特別的公共藝術碩士學位 Public Art Studies (M.P.A.S.) 與公共藝術+管理雙學位(Dual Degree Program) Public Art Studies/Master of Planning (M.P.A.S./M.Pl.) 詳情看校方目錄喔!

該藝術學院提供的主修如下,不過只有大學部有分主修,研究所的話,基本上都可以跨主修的:

2. 建築學院


南加大的建築學院是1925年成立的,最知名的校友應該就是法蘭克蓋瑞Frank Gehry先生,他是該系1954年的Barch,這個系在美國西岸建築界也有一席之地,最近的新聞是他的院長由一位華裔的馬清運Qingyun Ma建築師出任呢!這位馬先生剛獲得2010 Business week選入最有影響力的設計師排行榜。

目前共有三個研究所課程(另外還有建築博士的課程喔!)

Architecture建築
Landscape architecture景觀建築
Building science建築科技 (提供學位是MBS, Master of Building Science,特別)
Historic preservation史蹟維護

3. 電影電視學院

這個學院改過名字,以前叫做電影電視學院Film/TV College,現在變成了影劇藝術學院Cinema Art,網頁也改得不錯喔!這個學院改名是有根據的,主要是他的數位藝術課程發展的很快,反而以前那種廣播電視的課程就沒落了,沒辦法,加州可是美國電影科技與特效的重鎮呢!(校友喬治盧卡斯先生在2006年有捐款一億多美元給這個學院呢!酷!另一位知名校友是朗霍華)另外也有特別的Media Arts and Practice 媒體藝術與實作博士課程。

比較值得介紹的當然也是數位藝術課程的部份,他們有自己的獨立網站。像是互動媒體系也有自己的部落格

  • John C. Hench Devision of Animation & Digital Arts 動畫與數位藝術碩士 M.F.A.
  • Interactive Mdiea 互動媒體碩士 M.F.A.
  • Critical Studies. 評論 M.A.
  • Film & Television Production 電視與電影碩士 M.F.A.
  • Pter Stark Producing Program 製作 M.F.A.
  • Writing 劇本 M.F.A.

4. 戲劇學院

南加大的戲劇學院比較偏重劇場演出和劇本寫作的部份,而且為了和上面的影劇藝術學院區隔,更偏重於舞台劇部份。他的mfa都是三年制的喔!

M.F.A. in Acting
M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing
M.A. in Applied Theatre Arts

[+]與網友訪談問答
2000年Flora站長和南加大台灣同學會副會長Lindbergh的問答集:

1.你對南加大的School of Fine Arts有什麼了解?
Not much. But I know that the animation program here is so famous. Plus, Hollywood is not far from USC, there must be a lot of interaction between Hollywood and USC. Students major in TV, Cinema and Animation have to study 3 years to obtain their MFA degrees.

2.據說南加大的動畫研究所是全美少數的動畫研究所之一.能不能提一下你在這方面的看法?
There are , actually, a lot of animation school (MA/MFA) besides USC. For example, SVA, Ohio State Univ. (ACCAD), University of Illinois at Chicago (electronic visualization), Texas A&M, Pratt, Art Center College of Design, California Institute of the Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute at Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Art….. USC is one of these schools that provides animation programs, but the other are also outstanding!

3. 南加大的校園如何?
The USC campus is “not bad", at least to me. Yet it is not as big as UCLA because USC is closed to the downtown LA.

4.南加大的天氣如何呢?
The climate of Los Angeles is very good since LA was once a desert! But there is less moisture here than in Taiwan. You don’t need to worry the weather here. It’s not as cold as New York, Boston or Chicago in winter. Frankly speaking, LA is warm in the whole year.

5. 南加大的學費和生活費如何呢?
Lots of people say that the tuition fee of USC is extremely expensive. It’s true in some facts. So far, the fee is about US$800/credit. However, I just need to take 27 credits and then can earn the MS degree. Some other schools have cheaper tuition fee for each credit, yet students in those schools have to take more and more than 27 credits to get their degree. Generally speaking, it’s much precisely to calculate the total tuition fee you will spend during your whole study rather than the cost per credit. As to the living fee, it’s expensive for the housing if you live near the campus. Yet if you have a car, you can live further the campus and the rent for housing will be much cheaper. Food, clothing and other parts for living are not so expensive in LA.

6. 南加大的學費最近會調漲嗎?有沒有聽說什麼關於學校行政異動的消息?
The tuition fee always rises each year (fall). Since I am working now for summer internship, I didn’t hear any news regarding the changes of administration.

7. 南加大的校園安全如何?
The public security at USC is so so, but not too bad. However, the security is not good around the campus. So, it is not very safe for girls to live around the campus.

8. 住在學校方便嗎?
The dorminatories of USC are expensive and the qualities are not good. The students I know almost live outside campus.

9. 國際學生多不多?
In fact, there are thousands of international students are studying at USC. Right now, there are about 7~8 hundred Taiwanese students over here. Amazing?

10. 台灣同學會的組織運作中,你覺得有哪些是值得鼓勵,哪些是需要改進的?
CCC holds some activities each semester, and tries to help the new coming students. That’s good for Taiwanese students.

11. 你系上的老師好不好?
At first, I have to make sure what “好不好" is. If the meaning of “好不好" is the professional knowledge of the faculty, then the answer is definitely correct. Many professors in Computer Science Department at USC are so smart and talent, and they have great reputation in the computer industries. However, if the definition of “好不好" is the interaction among the faculty and students (master), then I need to say the answer is NO!

12. 你找工作容易嗎?
To computer science students, it’s not hard to find a job since the job market (computer industry) is still growing up quickly. Therefore, if you can write computer programs (C/C++, Java, HTML…), it is not a problem to obtain a job.

[+]申請

地址和電話:
University of South California University Part Los Angeles, CA 90089-0911 (213)740-1111
申請費: $85
申請截止日:
Animation, Film, Video & Computer (M.F.A.) – 提早到Dec 1 (所有影劇藝術學院的申請截止日網頁)

系所沒有明確的寫說toefl要幾分,只說International applicants are expected to have a good command of the English language.,不過之前的資料最好是有ibt100以上喔!如果成績沒到的話,可能會被要求進行入學英文考。USC TOEFL school code: 4852

之前的資料寫說影劇學院要求GRE分數,但是沒有很明確的說明,現在查,系方有改成明確的列表,也就是Critical Studies,Producting,writing三個主修才需要GRE成績。(撒花!)

[+]學費

2013-2014年南加大的研究所剛學費是$30720,年學費+雜費預估約為$53647(一學期修15~18學分,兩學期加起來約30~36學分)要注意,USC雖有加大之稱,不過他是私立學校,所有學生都是一樣學費,不分加州居內或居外的學生,學費說明網頁

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2011~2012 南加大的研究所年學費預估約為$40384(一學期修15~18學分,兩學期加起來約30~36學分)要注意,USC雖有加大之稱,不過他是私立學校,所有學生都是一樣學費,不分加州居內或居外的學生,學費說明網頁

[+]參考資料

  1. 美國南加州大學在台辦事處 ,設計的很好喔!有詳細的指南包括如何申請,以及新生手冊
  2. 1998-1999學年度台灣學生前往就讀資料:大學部172人,研究所571人,其他學位38人,共計781人.
  3. JoeChiu部落格有提到不少南加大的事喔!
  4. 國際學生研究所申請指南的網頁
  5. 「回應」為何台灣那麼多人念南加大?(文內好像沒寫出理由,不過作者鼓勵出國了一定要認真唸書,也很直得一看喔!)
  6. 維基百科介紹