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Mikaela Villalpando

Student Q&A: Mikaela Villalpando

An inaugural member of the Musical Theatre program, the BFA ’23 student talks about why she chose her major, being fearless when it comes to performing and more.

10 questions
Brian Tien

Student Q&A: Brian Tien

The BFA ’21 lighting design student talks about Los Angeles, his biggest learning experience, what he would do if he had more time at SDA and more.

10 questions
Alana Bright in Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 Still

Two stars are born: Documentaries feature two SDA students

Alana Bright stars in the HBO Max documentary Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 and Nia Sarfo stars in the Netflix documentary Giving Voice.

Alana Bright stars in the HBO Max’s ‘Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020’ and Nia Sarfo stars in the Netflix’s ‘Giving Voice.’

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Stevie Johnson

Faculty Q&A: Stevie Johnson

As part of a Q&A series with our adjunct faculty, the USC School of Dramatic Arts asked Stevie Johnson about being an SDA alumnus, the Public Speaking as Performance class he teaches and more.

getting to know
Michelle Jones Simms and Ngoc Nguyen

TIME’S UP shares about advocating for a safe and equitable entertainment industry

Speakers Michelle Jones Simms and Ngoc Nguyen encourage students with ways in which they can be a part of creating a fair and dignified workplace during a conversation in spring.

Speakers Michelle Jones Simms and Ngoc Nguyen encourage students with ways in which they can be a part of creating a fair and dignified workplace during a conversation in spring.

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Maddy Engelsman

Student Q&A: Maddy Engelsman

The BFA ’22 costume design student talks about pushing her boundaries as a designer for ‘Hidden Stories,’ her favorite thing about the faculty and more.

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