Dr. Dre** and Jimmy Iovine are giving $70 million to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to establish a four-year undergraduate program for students interested in a mix of the arts, visual design, entrepreneurship, computer science and marketing.
The gift will create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, with the intention of attracting students “who challenge conventional views of art and industry,” according to a statement by the university.
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The Iovine and Young Academy will focus on four core subjects: arts and entrepreneurship; technology, design and marketability; concept and business platforms and creating a prototype. The program will include one-on-one faculty mentoring from USC’s schools of business, fine arts, engineering and music, and offer students the opportunity to interact with guest speakers and lecturers from the arts and entertainment field.