Undergraduate ProgramsCurrent USC Students

USC students in good academic standing may be considered for admission to our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with an Emphasis in Acting, Comedy, or Design; or Bachelor of Arts in Visual & Performing Arts Studies.

Current students wishing to be considered for any of our Bachelor of Fine Arts programs will need to submit the appropriate SlideRoom Application by the set deadline. If admitted, most candidates will be placed in the first year of the BFA program, regardless of their time already at USC. For this reason, it is strongly advised that interested students connect with their academic advisor once a decision is made to understand the impact this will have on their estimated graduation date.

Admission Criteria

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with an Emphasis in Acting, Comedy or Design

For admission to any of our BA programs, current USC students must first complete at least one of the dramatic arts classes listed below with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the course. Once the student has satisfied this requirement, they can reach out to the Office of Admissions & Student Services for access to the internal application.

THTR 101, THTR 125, THTR 130, THTR 225

Bachelor of Arts in Visual & Performing Arts Studies

For admission to the BA in Visual & Performing Arts Studies, current USC students must first complete at least one of the dramatic arts classes listed below with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the course. Once the student has satisfied this requirement, they can reach out to the Office of Admissions & Student Services for access to the internal application.

THTR 125, THTR 380, AHIS 120, ARCH 304x, CTCS 393, FACS 150 or MUHL 315x

Minors

For admission into any of our minor programs, please visit the Minors page.

FAQs

How & when do I apply?

Applicants are encouraged to apply at any point after you have met our admission criteria. This is typically after grades have posted for the semester.

What are the requirements for the drama major?

The best source for degree requirements is the USC Course Catalogue.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

Please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at the USC School of Dramatic Arts via email or phone 213-740-1286