BFA Student Brandon Carpio. Photo by Rose Eichenbaum


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

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

The Common Application and USC Kaufman Portfolio, which are both required for admission to the program, will be available August 1. All materials must be received by December 1. We encourage candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible. Dance finalists will be invited to live auditions in January of 2018.

Current USC students and transfer applicants are welcome to apply to USC Kaufman with the understanding that, due to the program’s sequential nature, the BFA in Dance takes a full four years to complete.

USC Kaufman also offers minors in dance, which serve as thought-provoking supplements to major fields of study in other departments and schools. Only current USC students may apply for a minor program. There is no audition process. Interested students will 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