We offer students both range and specificity: The opportunity to study in your specific areas of interest while also having access to learn and perform across the full spectrum of dramatic arts.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of ArtsThe Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program incorporates a liberal arts education with a thorough study of the dramatic arts.
Acting for Stage, Screen and New Media
Acting for Stage, Screen and New MediaThe BFA in Acting for Stage, Screen and New Media connects the foundation of classical theatre with innovative training for the contemporary performing artist.
Contemporary Musical Theatre
Contemporary Musical TheatreThe BFA in Contemporary Musical Theatre is a rigorous, cohort-based, conservatory-style undergraduate program featuring comprehensive training in acting, voice and dance.
DesignA professional degree program, offering a conservatory approach to training in scenic, lighting and costume design.
Sound DesignGain the necessary tools and experience for success in sound design and engineering in all areas of the theatre and entertainnment industry.
Stage ManagementOffers hands-on, real-world experience as early as freshman year in technical aspects of production, management and design.
Technical DirectionLearn how to turn the playwright’s dream into a practical reality, from budgeting and overseeing set construction to sound, lighting and set striking.
Visual & Performing Arts Studies
Visual & Performing Arts StudiesAn interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by USC's six arts schools (architecture, art and design, cinematic arts, dance, dramatic arts, music) and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
ActingThe MFA in Acting is a progressive three-year course of study that fuses the classical and modern strands of actor-training.
Dramatic WritingThe Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing (MFADW) is an intensive, intimate three-year program presented in association with the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Summer Institute for International Actors
Summer Institute for International ActorsA five-week summer intensive combining rigorous acting and professional development courses in the heart of Hollywood.
High School Summer Conservatory
High School Summer ConservatoryThe four-week college immersion programs at the USC School of Dramatic Arts offer high school students the opportunities to work with theatre professionals and explore a creative experience in the dramatic arts.