Applicants

First-year applicants, transfer applicants and current USC students applying for the BFA in Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will each submit different materials for admission. International applicants have additional requirements.

The Common Application and USC Kaufman Portfolio are now available. Materials from all candidates are due by December 1. 

Please find more information below.


First-Year Applicants

First-year applicants must submit the following materials:


Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are welcome to apply for admission to USC Kaufman’s BFA in Dance with the understanding that the program takes a full four years to complete. Already accrued work allows you to spend time and units pursuing another major, minor, pre-professional emphasis or progressive degree.

Transfer applicants must submit the following materials:


International Applicants

USC Kaufman receives applications from students all over the world. International applicants have additional admission requirements, but follow the same application steps as other first-year or transfer applicants.

International applicants must submit the following materials:

USC provides a number of online resources for international applicants on the following topics:

Finally, USC Kaufman is excited to launch an upcoming blog series this fall featuring international students currently in our program.


Current USC Students

Current USC students may apply for admission to USC Kaufman’s BFA in Dance with the understanding that the program takes a full four years to complete. Already accrued work allows you to spend time and units pursuing another major, minor, pre-professional emphasis or progressive degree. Please note that current USC students are not guaranteed a live audition nor admission to the dance program.  Current USC students are given the same consideration as first-year and external transfer applicants. Given the competitive nature of USC Kaufman’s admission process, it is important that current USC students applying to the dance school consider other major options.

Current USC students must submit the following materials:

In lieu of the Common Application and USC Writing Supplement, current USC students will be asked to provide additional information, including a 500-750 word Statement of Objectives and a STARS Report (sophomores) or high school transcript (freshmen), on SlideRoom.