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Sunday in the Park with… USC

SDA actors had the opportunity to act at the iconic Pasadena Playhouse, getting a taste of the life of a professional actor while working around their studies.

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Alumni Q&A: Jennifer Westin BA ’00

For our Alumni Q&A series, Jennifer Westin ’00 talks about her journey to Hollywood’s top studios, The Vagina Monologues, and why young actors should learn the business side of the industry.

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Mental health for multihyphenates

A constellation of insiders discussed psychology and mental health in the arts and entertainment industry at the sixth Multihyphenate Masterclass.

Images from the 2023 MFA Acting Film Shootl

USC Programs Trace Oscars Past and Work to Change Oscars Future

The USC School of Dramatic Arts and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative are working with Adobe Foundation to measure and support inclusion in entertainment.

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Faculty Spotlight: Boni B. Alvarez

Award-winning playwright Boni B. Alvarez has joined the full-time faculty at SDA, encouraging students to find themselves in what they write.