USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media Division renamed to emphasize video game studies

The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts announced today it was renaming its Interactive Media Division to emphasize the program's "commitment to studying games and playable media" today. The program will now be known as the Interactive Media and Games Division.

Making the announcement was Tracy Fullerton, Electronic Arts Endowed Chair of the division and director of the college's Game Innovation Lab.

"Given the ground breaking work in games that our faculty and students have produced in the decade since our division was formed, this is a natural step," Fullerton said in a release. "We've been passionate about the advancement of the form and the design of meaningful game experiences since our beginnings, and this name change shows our commitment to furthering the study of games here at USC."

Alumni of the division include Journey developers Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago, and developers of The Unfinished Swan, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Puzzlejuice.

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