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

Admissions News

September 20, 2017

Kaufman Admission Advice – The Video Audition

In this episode of our Admission Advice series, get vital tips on how to best complete the video audition portion of your application from current USC Kaufman students.


September 8, 2017

Press: USC Kaufman admissions advice in DanceSpirit Magazine

Anne Aubert-Santelli, USC Kaufman’s Director of Admissions and Student Services, recently spoke to DanceSpirit Magazine about the best ways to stand out in the college application process.

“We’re looking at technique and artistry—not just mastery but also potential,” Aubert-Santelli explained.

Read the full article at DanceSpirit online.

Jessica, Adam and Aidan between classes at USC Kaufman

September 6, 2017

Admission Student Blog: Learn about USC before you apply

By Kaylin Sturtevant

Applying to college means that you are about to embark on a new chapter in your life. This is a big decision, and I found that compiling a thorough amount of information from various schools helped me choose which schools to send applications. USC has several opportunities for prospective students to learn about the school before applying; I participated in some of these when making my decision.

BFA students in ballet class

August 22, 2017

The BFA Core

Get an overview of our BFA Core Curriculum, which provides a basis from which students can create their own paths.

August 22, 2017

Greetings from the Director of Admission!

Applications for 2018 Fall admission are now open! Anne Aubert-Santelli, the director of admission at USC Kaufman, shares helpful tips for completing your own application.

August 18, 2017

Kaufman Admission Advice – The Common Application

You’re ready to apply to USC Kaufman… So what do you actually need to do? To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a quick collection of our best admission advice for each step of the process.  Up first –  The Common Application.

BFA Students pose for a selfie

August 3, 2017

Admission Student Blog: 10 things to know before applying

By Whitney Hester

August is almost here, which means the start of a new school year. New students going into college or getting ready to apply for colleges: you may think that you are completely prepared for life in a BFA program. Coming from a performing arts high school, I assumed I was completely prepared!  However, listed below are ten things I wish I had known before applying to college dance programs.

BFA Students Justin Pham and Chryssa Hadjis.

July 12, 2017

Admission Student Blog: Kaufman (and other college) auditions

By Kaylin Sturtevant

Before you know it, you’re finishing up your junior year of high school, and soon to come are college auditions. But don’t fret! College auditions do not have to be overwhelming, and can be a fun experience as long as you do your research, plan in advance, and prepare your materials early to avoid missing deadlines.

Jessica in rehearsal with William Forsythe. Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

April 12, 2017

What’s in a USC Kaufman BFA?

Designed to prepare the artist, the innovator and the entrepreneur, our groundbreaking four-year professional degree offers you rigorous training and the flexibility to pursue a curriculum in line with your professional and artistic goals. We asked our students to tell us how they would describe their classes. Here’s our “Zagat-style” guide the USC Kaufman Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Rachel's Blog Picture of BFA Students

February 27, 2017

Student Blog: The other side of the audition

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.