Photo: USC Kaufman BFA student dancer Jessica Musyznski | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

Admissions News

Matthew Perko and Simrin Player in rehearsal for Dwight Rhoden's "Hissy Fits"

November 21, 2017

Student Blog: When we were applicants

By Simrin Player and Matthew Perko

High school seniors and potential USC Kaufman applicants: we know there’s a lot on your plate right now. When filling out college applications feels overwhelming, know that all of USC Kaufman’s BFA students went through the same process, and they’re here to help.

USC Kaufman BFA students in class | Photo by Heather Toner

November 21, 2017

GE Courses for USC Kaufman Students

Prospective students often wonder how USC Kaufman students engage in general education (GE) courses at USC. The following Q & A highlights some of the most frequently asked questions about GE courses:

Rachel Walton | Photo by Mary Mallaney

November 21, 2017

USC Kaufman Admission Advice: The Short Answer

Because our faculty don’t review your Common Application, they don’t have the benefit of reading your personal statement and USC short answers. This is why we ask you for one writing sample. Since you’ve already written 10,000 essays by the time you get to our portfolio, we kept our short response very short.

November 6, 2017

Dance Electives

In addition to the BFA Core and Concentrations, our BFA’s also select Dance Electives as another component of their concentration.


November 6, 2017

Applying to USC Kaufman

Our Director of Admission and Student Services, Anne Aubert-Santelli, walks through our application process step by step!

Trojan Family Weekend

November 1, 2017

Admission Student Blog: A parent’s role in college applications

By Rachel Walton

Applying to college in general is a stressful time as a high school senior–add multiple dance auditions to the mix, and it can become incredibly overwhelming. I remember being so grateful to my parents for supporting me through such a stressful time.

Admission Advice - The Dance Resume

October 30, 2017

Admission Advice – The Dance Resume

The Dance Resume is a crucial component of our USC Kaufman Application process, but also an important tool for all students looking to work in the dance realm. Watch the latest Admission Advice video for tips on how to approach this application component from our current BFA students…

Admission Advice: Video Response

October 20, 2017

Admission Advice: Your Video Response

The video response is perhaps the most unique part of the USC Kaufman Portfolio, asking you to address what community means to you via video.

October 20, 2017


The BFA Core thins out from semester to semester, giving you more space to develop your artistic vision. At the end of your sophomore year, you will declare your concentration, which will carry you through the last two years in the program.