USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation
The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy was founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young to teach critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and nurture unbridled creativity at the intersection of three essential areas: art and design, engineering and computer science, and business and venture management. Under the direction of Dr. Erica Muhl, the Academy program is an integrated, four-year Bachelor of Science degree that follows a cohort-based collaborative educational model. Students are trained to think seamlessly across disciplines and have access to cutting-edge spaces, industry experts, and unconventional learning opportunities. The MaddocksBrown Foundation provided support for the Podcast Studio to be builtin the Academy’s new building, the Iovine and Young Hall, to support its program and students.