Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years USV has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Project X is a one of a kind, invitation-only opportunity for students to integrate their coursework skills and experiences in an industry standard, rigorous production pipeline. The hours are long and the work is grueling, but the total immersion experience creates an environment conducive to quality, camaraderie and the highest value of production. We believe it's the best way to learn.
The classes are more collaborative and require a lot of interaction but the uniquely high standards it sets for quality equips students with an amazing portfolio piece. While this means a more personal level of attention from professors and classmates, the flip side is the pressure of being expected to participate in class and stay on top of your projects.
Project X Students from all of USV's programs are blending their talents to create extraordinary storytelling. Our students not only develop and exercise the skills needed to work effectively with a team over an extended period of time, they learn how to investigate problems and evaluate solutions. They overcome challenges to adapt and deliver a film that offers extremely high production value. Project X students are definitely Driven.
Since it's completion in 2010, The Offering has screened at over thirty international film festivals and been proclaimed as an amazing piece of art and cinema. The Offering's production value is so high and comparable to Hollywood films that it has never had to enter a student film festival to garner wins. Since it's completion nearly every Alumni that worked on the film is employed in their area of expertise.
All concept and character design, modeling, texturing, effects, rigging, lighting, rendering, animation, compositing and production management were created by teams of students in collaboration with Project X faculty and professional industry advisors.
You will need to submit one of two forms to either indicate your intent to renew for the next term, or to vacate at the end of this trimester.