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 degree program incorporates a liberal arts education with a thorough study of the dramatic arts.
Acting for Stage and Screen
Acting for Stage and ScreenThe BFA in Acting for Stage and Screen connects the foundation of classical theatre with innovative training for the contemporary performing artist.
Musical TheatreThe BFA in Musical Theatre program connects the classical methodologies of all cultures in drama, music and dance to contemporary performance expressions.
Theatrical DesignThe BFA in Theatrical Design is a professional degree program that is a conservatory approach to training in scenic, lighting and costume design.
Sound DesignThe BFA in Sound Design prepares students with the necessary tools and experience for success in sound design and engineering in all areas of the theatre and entertainment industry.
Stage ManagementThe BFA in Stage Management offers hands-on, real-world experience as early as freshman year in technical aspects of production, management and design.
Technical DirectionThe BFA in Technical Direction teaches students 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 StudiesThe BA in Visual & Performing Arts Studies is an interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by USC's six arts schools 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) provides students with the foundation to not only build a fruitful career but to further discover and develop their own authentic voice.