Los Angeles is one of the world’s artistic capitals. The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation has found that “there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history of civilization.”
An Artistic Hub
The city offers students boundless opportunities for performing, interning and collaboration within the arts community. Downtown Los Angeles features the expansive Los Angeles Music Center, which hosts LA Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Center Theatre Group. It is also the home of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center — a series of performances by the world’s most illustrious dance companies and a partner with USC Kaufman.
The Epicenter of Entertainment
Los Angeles offers unprecedented access and proximity to all facets of the entertainment industry. Within just a few miles of USC are the production facilities of numerous leading motion picture, television and interactive companies, where dance continues to evolve and thrive onscreen.
A Cultural Metropolis
Los Angeles is also an exciting place to live. Considered the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country, the city is filled with hundreds of unique neighborhoods waiting to be explored. Each has its own distinctive blend of restaurants, shops, performance spaces, and cultural institutions. The moderate year-round climate also affords opportunities for outside activities, such as hanging out at the beach or going for a hike in one of the city’s many public parks.
In the midst of this dynamic city, USC Kaufman provides an intimate environment for students with state-of-the-art practice and performance facilities. These exceptional assets on campus, paired with the vast artistic resources of Los Angeles, make USC Kaufman the perfect place for the dancer to launch a rewarding career.