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

Admissions News

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August 22, 2022

Having a Traditional College Experience

My experience as a student at USC has truly been incomparable to all other experiences throughout my life. Having the opportunity to pursue a BFA at USC Kaufman has given me constant inspiration and joy. My experience has been enhanced greatly through the ability we have to maintain aspects of a traditional college experience as well.

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August 21, 2022

Anne’s Admission Advice: Mastering your video response

The video response is a unique part of our application. We ask you to address the following prompt in 30 to 60 seconds on camera: USC Kaufman’s Affirmations include five values that guide the school: excellence, belonging, risk taking, community and integrity. How do you see one of these values impacting the future of the dance field?

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August 21, 2022

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?


August 21, 2022

Anne’s Admission Advice: Acing your live audition

USC Kaufman has become known for its unique live audition experience. The fact that we have a two-stage audition process—whereby we narrow down the pool to a list of finalists—allows us to do things differently.

Students sitting at desk with laptops and notebooks in GE class.

March 21, 2022

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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March 16, 2022

Extracurricular activities help BFA students thrive at USC

The University of Southern California offers BFA students a wide array of extracurricular activities. Students can explore interests and opportunities outside the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance to enhance both their academic and social experiences at USC.

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March 3, 2022

Working at USC Kaufman

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance offers students a multitude of job opportunities that complement our busy schedules and varied interests. On-campus jobs are a great way to build a resume and make some money while in school. USC Kaufman often hires students with Work Study and students who are studying dance.

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February 2, 2022

Tips on Financial Aid and Scholarships

You’ve finished your application, portfolio and audition, but you’re not quite done yet… apply for financial aid and scholarships now!

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October 27, 2021

Student Blog: Day in the life of a third year at USC Kaufman

It has been a whirlwind of a journey at USC Kaufman. It is still unbelievable to me that I am currently in my junior year. Reflecting on my journey thus far, I am filled with gratitude to see the knowledge I have gained through these essential years.