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Top stories of 2023

From an inspiring gift naming our DEI center to a special visit from a Trojan superstar, here are a selection of the most-viewed stories of 2023.

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The design that brings characters to life

Six artists at the top of their fields met to discuss the world of design and the costumes, makeup and visual effects that make characters jump off the screen.

Members of the Black Art Collective pose in colorful costumes during a performance of

Student Group Spotlight: Black Art Collective

The Black Art Collective has already organized a dizzying array of educational workshops and productions aimed at centering Black voices and providing opportunities to USC’s Black artists.

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Dean Emily Roxworthy, Richard Weinberg and USC President Carol Folt.

2023 Fall Alumni Celebration

The 2023 Fall Alumni Celebration gave members of the Trojan Family a chance to reconnect and honored alum Richard G. Weinberg with the SDA Alumni Service Award.

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Alumni Q&A: Summer Grubaugh BFA ’16

For our Alumni Q&A series, Summer Grubaugh BFA ’16 talks about her new role as SDA’s Alumni Relations Manager, staying connected after graduation and what makes the Trojan Family so special.

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l to r: Sheldon Candis, Rob Schiller, and Bayo Akinfemi sitting in a semicircle and gesturing with their hands.

Delving into the world of directing

The year’s first Multihyphenate Masterclass featured a 2-time Emmy winner and a Sundance Grand Jury finalist dispensing advice and wisdom on directing.

Auditorium full of students watching an orientation presentation.

For incoming USC students, a taste of the Liberation Arts

The Liberation Arts Company uses Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to train people how to handle tough situations. This year they performed for incoming students at the Welcome Trojans Experience.

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