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The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes applications for its innovative Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Admission to the BFA in Dance is highly selective, with the school seeking to enroll approximately 20 of the world’s most exceptional dancers each year.

Candidates must submit the USC Undergraduate Application by December 1. This includes the Common Application (with the USC Writing Supplement) and the USC Kaufman Portfolio. Fee waivers for both the Common Application and USC Kaufman Portfolio are available to students with high financial need. Please contact aubertsa@usc.edu for more information.

All applicants will be notified about the results of their portfolio review in mid-December. Finalists will be invited to a live audition in January.

Current USC students and transfer applicants may apply with the understanding that, due to the program’s sequential nature, the BFA in Dance takes a full four years to complete. College courses completed elsewhere may transfer for credit. This work may fulfill General Education requirements, satisfy lower-division requirements for another program of study or serve as elective credit. Dance courses will only transfer for elective credit.

Please click on the above tabs for important information about and instructions for applying to our BFA in Dance.

Are you interested in applying for minor in dance? USC Kaufman offers three minor programs, which serve as thought-provoking supplements to major fields of study in other departments and schools. Only current USC students may apply. There is no audition process. Please find more information under Dance Minors.


The University of Southern California admits students of any race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability or mental disability. The University’s full non-discrimination policy can be found on the Web at policies.usc.edu.