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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
Donald Webber Jr. in Hamilton

Not throwing away his shot

Alumnus Donald Webber Jr. climbs his way to Broadway stardom

Alumnus Donald Webber Jr. climbs his way to Broadway stardom.

Hamilton
International Artist Fellows 2017-18

Two students named 2017-18 USC International Artist Fellows

Playwright Mariana Carreño King and actor Lea Marina Lanoue Timm are among nine members of this year's class.

Playwright Mariana Carreño King and actor Lea Marina Lanoue Timm are among nine members of this year’s class.

fellowship
Tea novel

Making time for ‘Tea’

The long and multifaceted road to distinguished professor Velina Hasu Houston’s new novel, based on her internationally acclaimed play.

The long and multifaceted road to distinguished professor Velina Hasu Houston’s new novel, based on her internationally acclaimed play.

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