Discover USC On-Campus Open House 2018

November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

University of Southern California
University Park Campus

Are you a high school junior, high school senior, or prospective transfer applicant for our BFA program? Join us for the Discover USC Open House on Sunday, November 18.

This all-day, university-wide event includes admission and financial aid presentations, campus tours, and an academic fair. USC Kaufman will offer master classes to students and a Q&A with parents of current students for visiting families. Exciting demos with faculty, tours of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, opportunities to connect with current BFA students, and information sessions led by the school’s Director of Admission are open to both students and their families.

While not a formal part of this program, our final Fall BFA Performance will be held at 5:30 p.m that evening. Please note that a separate reservation is required, and registration is not open. There are five additional performances, including two shows on the Saturday prior, if you are in town before the Open House.

Please find the full schedule below with important details.

General USC Activities

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Financial Aid Sessions (hourly)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission Info Sessions (hourly)
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Campus Walking Tours (regularly)
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. USC Student Panel
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Academic & Student Life Interest Fair

Academic Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

  • Information Session with Director of Admission Anne Aubert-Santelli and current BFA students(Open to students and families)
  • Conditioning & Dance Science Demonstration with Dr. Margo Apostolos (Open to students and families)
  • Master Classes (Open to students only)


Additional USC Kaufman Activities

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Parent-to-Parent Chat (Open to parents and guardians only): Join us for a Q&A with current BFA parents over a light lunch.

12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. Tours of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center (Open to students and families): Learn more about our beautiful building from a current BFA student tour guide.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Fall BFA Performance (Open to students and families): Join us for excerpts of repertory works by William ForsytheJodie Gatesd. Sabela grimesBarak Marshall, Crystal Pite and Paul Taylor, all performed by USC Kaufman BFA students. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Due to limited seating, walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Please complete steps one and two to register:

    1. Register for the university-wide event on the USC Office of Admission website.
    2. Sign up for individual activities, including master classes, on our EventBrite page.
    3. Optional: Reserve tickets for the Fall Dance Performance.
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