The USC School Of Cinematic Arts (SCA) will receive a “star of recognition” from the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce on September 10 to mark the school’s 80th anniversary.

A formal ceremony has been scheduled to take place in front of the newly unveiled SCA complex at USC. The star bears a unique design and is the same size as the Hollywood Walk Of Fame stars presented to celebrities.

Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler will present the star to SCA Dean Elizabeth M Daley in tribute to the school’s “extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry over the past 80 years.”

SCA was co-founded with the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences in 1929 and offered the nation’s first cinematic studies programme at any US college or university.

By 1932 USC had created the first bachelor’s degree programme in cinematic studies and over the course of its history expanded the cinema department into a fully fledged professional school that confers bachelors, masters and PhD degrees.