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Primetime Trojans shine on fall 2017 TV season

Five SDA alumni rep their alma mater across network, subsidiary and premium television roles.

Five SDA alumni rep their alma mater across network, subsidiary and premium television roles.

premieres
Steven Braverman

Seated for success

Steve Braverman endows the dean’s chair to support the School’s vision.

impact
Luis Alfaro

Luis Alfaro reimagines Sophocles for today’s audiences

The playwright/professor jets between his classes at USC and rehearsals for his new play at the storied Public Theater in N.Y.

The playwright/professor jets between his classes at USC and rehearsals for his new play at the storied Public Theater in N.Y.

artist & activist

Bringing podcast skills to the front of the class

Teaching “Creating the Hit Podcast” is a logical step for actress Anna Faris and Sim Sarna, who co-founded the popular Anna Faris is Unqualified

Anna Faris and and Sim Sarna, co-founders of the popular Anna Faris is Unqualified, bring expertise to SDA.

now airing

Podcast@SDA: Christopher Shaw

Hosted by SDA dean, David Bridel, season two of the series introduces listeners to the School’s talented faculty.

episode one
Motion capture

USC acting students jump between stage, screen and the digital world

Acting students prep for careers in virtual reality, video games, motion capture and whatever technology serves up next—with a firm grounding in classical training.

Prepping for careers in virtual reality, video games, motion capture and whatever technology serves up next.

new media
Board member Michael Chiklis

Ten members join Board of Councilors

The School has welcomed new board members, who are leaders in the industry and the local community, and bring a breath of expertise and talents.

advancing the mission

Setting the stage

Stage management's new leading man

Meet the inaugural holder of the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ endowed professorship in stage management

places, please