February 27, 2017
By Rachel Walton
The USC Kaufman audition season is a very exciting time for the current BFA dance majors. Personally, I love getting to know new people, so I jumped at the opportunity to meet potential future classmates. I was even inspired me to do things most would never volunteer for on a weekend: waking up at 6 a.m. and spending approximately 10 hours in the Kaufman International Dance Center, both Saturday and Sunday.
December 6, 2016
The fact that we have a two-stage audition process—whereby we narrow down the pool to a list of finalists—allows us to do things differently. For starters, our auditions are intimate. Last year, our smallest audition had 12 students and our largest had 25. This means that faculty will really get to know you, and you’ll really get to know the program. After all, you are auditioning us as much as we are auditioning you.
December 2, 2016
You submitted your Common Application and USC Supplement, which included writing samples, letters of recommendation, and so much more. You also submitted your USC Kaufman Portfolio asking for a million dance components. Now that all this work is done, what’s next?
November 2, 2016
Fitting your many years of dance experience onto a single page can seem like a daunting task. In fact, I often get asked whether the dance resume can be longer than one page, the answer to which is that it cannot. Why? The reason is that, at USC Kaufman, you will learn the tools to shape your public artistic identity, and we want you to start thinking about how to present yourself
October 20, 2016
The one minute video response may be the most unique part of our application. We ask you to address the following prompt in one minute:
Being a part of The New Movement at USC Kaufman means honoring the past while looking ahead to the future. Where do you think dance will be when you graduate from our program?
October 7, 2016
Are you a prospective student interested in USC Kaufman’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance? There is no better way to learn about our program than to visit campus!
If you are looking for a well-rounded experience, join us for the Discover USC On-Campus Open House on Sunday, October 30. This all-day event includes admission and financial aid presentations, campus tours, an academic fair, and more!
September 8, 2016
USC Kaufman has a two-stage audition process: You first submit two video auditions for review by the faculty committee; finalists are then selected for live auditions taking place in January and February. What do you need to know about and how can you really shine in your video auditions?
August 25, 2016
Join us for Discover USC Kaufman in New York City on Saturday, September 17 or Sunday, September 18. Each morning begins with remarks from Vice Dean and Director Jodie Gates, followed by ballet, contemporary and hip-hop master classes with faculty.
August 25, 2016
I know that the college admission process can be very stressful, especially when managing applications for several programs at once. To help applicants find their way, I will share tips and resources on our homepage, via social media, and in our monthly admission e-blast. I’ll share also key information—such as requirements, deadlines, and opportunities to connect with USC Kaufman representatives and faculty on and off campus—on the ‘apply’ section of our website.
December 10, 2015
USC Kaufman dancers receive foundational insight and training through the BFA Core, a lock-step sequence of courses taken as a cohort. As part of the core, BFA students dance 5-8 hours a day, five days per week in Repertory & Performance, Improvisation & Composition and Dance Technique. Dance history, culture, theory, science, business, music and media courses are also integrated into the core curriculum.