SDA Initiatives

Preparation for a rewarding career awaits you here at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Visiting Artists

The School attracts a wide range of distinguished artists to lead professional development sessions, lectures and master classes. World-renowned artists to work with our students include award-winning actors Bryan Cranston, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Chiklis, Kathleen Turner, Brian Stokes Mitchell; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Robert Schenkkan; and Tony Award-winning composer/ lyricist Jason Robert Brown.


The School provides each of its students the opportunity for significant hands-on industry experience outside of the classroom. The full-time internship and special programs director on staff vets prospective internships and links students with professional companies. Internships awarded to our students have ranged from Center Theatre Group to Amazon Studios, NBC Universal and TBS/TNT to television series on IFC, Netflix and more.

Global Opportunities

A wide range of global opportunities are available to our student body, including fellowships and study abroad programs at distinguished institutions like the British American Drama Academy in London.

Learn more about SDA initiatives by clicking the links below.