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Department of Theatre and Dance

  • stage performance


The theatre program offers an array of performance, design and direction degrees. Whatever field of specialization you choose to pursue, know you'll experience an exciting path of both learning and doing.

Whether you're applying acting techniques in scene work or on stage, crafting designs for productions, teaching theatre in public schools or presenting research, you'll receive an active education that prepares you for real-world challenges. Benefit from a faculty of professionals who maintain careers outside of the classroom, as well as an extensive guest artist program which brings in professional directors, designers and actors to work alongside students. 

Bachelor of Arts

As part of your studies you'll actively participate in productions in outstanding facilities guided by a faculty of accomplished masters in the field. Our approach marries classroom studies, studio work and practical experience in the area of your interest, resulting in a personalized program of study which challenges and develops your individual artistic talents.

Theatre Minor

An 18-hour theatre minor enhances any USC degree. For details on required courses and electives for a Minor in Theatre degree, see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Graduate Studies

We offer four Master of Fine Arts degrees in theatre, one Master of Arts in Teaching, and one interdisciplinary Master of Arts.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.