Photo: USC Kaufman BFA student dancer Jessica Musyznski | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

Admissions News

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November 30, 2020

Admission advice from the USC Kaufman community

With college application deadlines on the horizon, USC Kaufman students joined Assistant Dean of Admission and Student Services Anne Aubert-Santelli to offer admission advice for prospective students. 

USC Kaufman BFA students in class | Photo by Heather Toner

November 21, 2020

GE Courses for USC Kaufman Students

Prospective students often wonder how USC Kaufman students engage in general education (GE) courses at USC. The following Q & A highlights some of the most frequently asked questions about GE courses:

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November 12, 2020

USC Kaufman hosts international student information session

On September 27, USC Kaufman hosted an information session for prospective international students over Zoom. Anne Aubert-Santelli, Assistant Dean of Admission and Student Services at USC Kaufman, led the meeting with help from current BFA students.

Dancers improving in a studio

October 30, 2020

Anne’s Admission Advice: Acing Round Two

The USC Kaufman audition process is a little different this year because of COVID-19. Learn more about the new and adapted Round Two of the process and how to ace the interview, improvisation and pre-recorded solo video.

Bruce McCormick teaching a ballet class in a USC Kaufman studio

October 13, 2020

Anne’s Admission Advice: Acing Your Audition Demo Videos

Since we can’t have live auditions this year, we had to find a way to incorporate the Ballet, Contemporary and Hip-Hop classes that are usually a part of the process. This is where the six-minute demonstrations come in.

dancer looking up with right leg up

July 1, 2020

Anne’s Admission Advice: Nailing your video solos

USC Kaufman has a two-stage audition process: You first submit two video auditions for review by the faculty committee. Finalists are then selected for live auditions taking place in January. What do you need to know about and how can you really shine in your video auditions?

students writing and looking at a computer

June 26, 2020

Becoming an artist scholar

One of things that separates USC Kaufman’s BFA program from conservatory dance programs is access to the rigorous and robust academic offerings of a top-tier research university. In addition to completing general education requirements, BFA dance students have the opportunity to pursue minors, second majors or even progressive degrees.

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June 25, 2020

Anne’s Admission Advice: Refining your short answer

The USC Kaufman Portfolio has two short answers—one that’s required and one that’s optional. Assistant Dean of Admission and Student Services Anne Aubert-Santelli has some advice on completing yours.