One thing I love about USC is how students are encouraged to pursue all of their different academic interests.
I am a freshman currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in both Theatre and Cinematic Arts. Consequently, I have taken classes in all of the areas that interest me. One course that I really enjoyed outside my major was Introduction to Cinema (CTCS 190) taught by Drew Casper. I loved this course, because I have always been fascinated by how films are made, and so I was always enthralled by the material.
I also admire Casper’s passion for the subject, and his unique sense of humor always kept the class lively and fun. Above all else, I really loved the course because it made me realize how fortunate I am to be a student at this university. I was surrounded by like-minded students with interests in film but majors across the array of academic disciplines, and I was taught by a world-class professor. Does it get any better?
One of my most memorable moments thus far at USC came in this class. I was watching “Singing in the Rain” for the first time, in my first Cinema class of the semester. No film has ever made me so happy, and watching it on the big screen in Norris with 100 other students who share the same appreciation for film as I do was an unforgettable experience.