At the USC School of Dramatic Arts, you will find the close, supportive and reassuring atmosphere you need to hone your talent and find your career path.
Here you will find the community and family atmosphere of a small school while offering the vast resources that come with being at the University of Southern California. From the first time you set foot on campus, you will begin to understand what the Trojan Family means and the many benefits it offers. You will also have countless opportunities to participate in organizations within the USC School of Dramatic Arts and across the university to further enrich your experience. Students are strongly encouraged to supplement their coursework with extracurricular activities that build relationships between fellow students, faculty, and the community.
Student organizations are the backbone of campus life. Ranging from professionally minded clubs to student interest associations, student organizations spearhead activities including guest speakers, social events, and productions.
Here are just a few of the dramatic arts-related student organizations in which you can become involved:
- Aeneid Theatre Company
- Artists in Action
- Brand New Theatre
- Commedus Interruptus
- Dorothy’s Friends Theatre
- Fourth Quarter All Stars (sketch)
- Impulse Theatre Co
- Merry Men Improv
- Modern Minority Theatre Co
- Musical Theatre Repertory
- One and All (theatre for social justice)
- Second Nature Improv
- Spoiler Alert Improv
- Theatre Student Association
- Trojan Vision
- The Suspenders Sketch Comedy
- Trojan Stunt Team
- 11 different Acapella organizations
To learn more about the different student organizations, please visit the ISP Hub organized by Theatre Student Association.
Independent Student Productions
The USC School of Dramatic Arts strongly believes that Independent Student Productions (ISPs) enhance the creative spirit of our students and serves as an incredible vehicle for our actors, producers, writers and directors to expand their opportunities as the next generation of performers and storytellers.
Entirely produced, directed, designed, built, choreographed, performed and marketed by the students themselves, these productions help to create young theatre entrepreneurs who take initiative around their own creative and professional development.
Production grants are available to help offset the cost of mounting a production. Students interested in scheduling an ISP or participating in one of these many projects should visit the ISP bulletin board in the Drama Center (DRC) for more information.
For details and/or questions regarding how to apply for an ISP, please contact Meghan Laughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.