The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has a two-stage audition process. Candidates must submit two video auditions on SlideRoom by December 1. Finalists will be invited to audition in person based upon the results of their USC Kaufman Portfolio materials.

All applicants will be notified of their finalist status by email in late December. Finalists will be scheduled for an audition date based upon the preferences they indicated in their USC Kaufman Portfolio. Those who are not selected as finalists for USC Kaufman will still be considered for admission to the University for their second choice major or undecided.

All students, regardless of audition date, will receive full consideration for both USC Merit Scholarships and USC Kaufman dance scholarships.

Live Auditions

We are excited to host live auditions in the new Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on the University of Southern California campus. Auditions will include various activities, such as private tours, financial aid presentations, overnight stays in the dorms and opportunities to connect with current BFA students. Though we encourage families to attend, those traveling alone may request to spend the night in the dorms with a current dance major.

As a part of our commitment to making the audition process accessible to all, USC Kaufman will provide stipends to candidates for whom traveling to Los Angeles would present a significant financial burden. The travel stipend will help cover the cost of airfare for the candidate only.

The live audition includes a dance technique class with ballet, contemporary, improvisation and hip-hop. It also includes a solo performance and an interview. There are no cuts throughout the day. Detailed information about the live audition will be provided to finalists in a later confirmation email.