The USC School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) the dramatic arts school at the University of Southern California, located in Los Angeles, CA, is ranked among the top dramatic arts schools in the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Drama Schools.
The School uniquely blends artistic training in a conservatory environment with outstanding faculty and the full academic experience found only within a major research university.
This close-knit, supportive environment offers students the freedom to explore their artistic passions and develop or improve on what they possess naturally. Through programs of the highest caliber, as well as initiatives that provide access to professional experience, students are prepared for leadership in every facet of dramatic arts.
The School’s active production program involves more than twenty shows per year and involves about five theatre facilities. These include the Bing Theatre, the Scene Dock Theatre, the McClintock Theatre, the Massman Theatre and the USC Village Gate Theatre.
The School encourages students to gain professional experience and academic credit through internships and has created partnerships with many professional companies, including Center Theatre Group, one of the country’s leading theatre organizations, that offers internships ranging from Audience Development, Management, Casting, Marketing, Costume Shop, Press, Development to Finance and Production.