Undergraduate ProgramsRecruitment Events & Workshops

Facility Tour

Open to all prospective students. Our student-led 60-minute tour highlights a sampling of our four theatres, scene shop, costume shop and studios. Tours must be scheduled 72 hours in advance and are available most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. To schedule a tour, please visit our online tour calendar. Tours are subject to availability.

Information Session

Open to all prospective students. Our information sessions offer prospective applicants and their families the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor from the School of Dramatic Arts to discuss our programs and admission procedures.

Information sessions are available most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3 p.m.

Duration: 45 minutes. To schedule an information session, please call 213-740-1286.

Meet USC

For guests interested in receiving a comprehensive overview of the university, Meet USC is the ideal program. This three-hour program includes an information session led by a USC admission counselor, a walking tour led by a current USC student and an information session with the School of Dramatic Arts. Please note that Meet USC does not include an School of Dramatic Arts facility tour. Register for Meet USC.

Class Visits

Open to high school juniors and seniors only, we have several classes available for students to visit and experience the vibrancy of our training programs. Class visits must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Request a class visit.

Discover USC

Discover USC is the university’s most thorough campus visit day. At Discover USC, you will have the opportunity to attend an information session with one of our admissions counselors, meet current students and participate in workshops with our faculty. RSVP for Discover USC.

View the agenda for this year’s Discover USC workshops (PDF) on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Behind the Scenes Day

Behind the Scenes Day is an exclusive opportunity for prospective production students to spend a day on campus, meet with current production students and faculty, attend workshops and end the day with one of our main stage productions.

RSVP to this year’s Behind the Scenes Day on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Performing and Visual Arts College Fair (NACAC)

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will be participating in the Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs (NACAC) in the following cities.

Date City Location Time RSVP
Monday, September 18, 2017 Boston, MA Emmanuel College – Yawkey Center 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP
Monday, September 25, 2017 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 New York, NY Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 6 – 9 p.m. RSVP
Monday, October 2, 2017 Cincinnati, OH Xavier University – Cintas Center 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Chicago, IL UIC Forum 6:30 – 9 p.m. RSVP
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Cleveland, OH Huntington Convention Center 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Phoenix, AZ Scottsdale Performing Arts Center 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP
Saturday, October 7, 2017 St. Louis, MO Webster University – Grant Gymnasium 1 – 3 p.m. RSVP
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Interlochen, MI Interlochen Center for the Arts 1 – 3 p.m. RSVP
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Houston, TX Rice University – Grand Hall 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Dallas, TX Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. RSVP
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Austin, TX AISD Performing Arts Center 1 – 3 p.m. RSVP
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Los Angeles, CA UCLA – Ackerman Union 1 – 3 p.m. RSVP
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 San Francisco, CA South San Francisco Conference Center 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP

Regional Open Houses

An Open House provides a similar experience to our Discover USC programming – on the road. You’ll have the chance to meet with our Admissions Counselors and participate in multiple master classes with members of our acting faculty.

Date City Location Time RSVP
Sunday, November 5, 2017 New York, NY W New York – Union Square
201 Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003
1:30 – 5 p.m. RSVP