BFA Student Brandon Carpio. Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

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The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes applications for its innovative Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Admission for the BFA in Dance is highly selective, with the school seeking to enroll approximately 20 of the world’s most exceptional dancers each year.

The Common Application and USC Kaufman Portfolio, which are both required for admission to the program, is now available. All materials must be received by December 1. We encourage candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. Dance finalists will be invited to live auditions to take place in January of 2018.

Current USC students and transfer applicants are welcome to apply to USC Kaufman with the understanding that, due to the program’s sequential nature, the BFA in Dance takes a full four years to complete. Previously completed college work may transfer for credit. They may fulfill General Education requirements, satisfy lower-division requirements for another program of study, or serve as elective credit. Dance courses completed elsewhere will transfer only as elective credit, not major credit.

USC Kaufman also offers three minors in dance, which serve as thought-provoking supplements to major fields of study in other departments and schools. Only current USC students may apply for a minor program. There is no audition process for any of our minor programs. Interested students will find more information under Dance Minors.


The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability. The University’s full non-discrimination policy can be found on the Web at policies.usc.edu.