Photo block

Commencement 2023

The 140th Commencement Ceremony at the University of Southern California will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed by the…

Graduates on stage with female holding her diploma cover and smiling

Commencement 2023

Commencement 2023 The 140th Commencement Ceremony at the University of Southern California will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023, beginning at 8:30 a.m. followed…

exterior of the Bing Theatre

5. Location

Situated in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, SDA is in a prime location near major motion picture studios, performing arts centers, museums…

The Power of Partnerships

4. Theatre and Film Projects

In addition to comprehensive stage experience through our annual season of shows (one of the largest in the nation), and Independent Student Productions (ISPs) that…

Associate Professor of Theatre Practice John DeMita with students

3. Strong Community

¬†At SDA, you will become part of a tight-knit community of fellow students, faculty and staff that work together to expand and enrich the field…

2. Training

Professionally-minded courses and seminars on industry practices to help you launch your career. Our faculty are not only artists and scholars of the highest caliber,…

1. Academic/Professional Preparation

Individualized academic planning that includes advisement each semester with an assigned dramatic arts academic counselor. Internships are available with leading theatre, film, television and new…

Los Angeles lit up at night

Los Angeles: The ideal location

One of the most important advantages of the USC School of Dramatic Arts is its location. Our students learn their craft in the heart of…