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What will I learn?

The BFA in Technical Direction prepares students for a career in the implementation of the designed elements utilized in live entertainment and associated industries. Through theoretical course work and practical experience during the School of Dramatic Arts’ rigorous production season, students are immersed in the design process and eventual construction, implementation and installation of the scenic, lighting, projection and sound elements of production.

Students begin exploring the skills acquired in the classroom through assignments on productions as early as their first year of enrollment. The School’s ambitious season of productions are design, built and managed by students under the supervision of a professional staff of designers and theatre technicians.

The BFA is a professional degree program, which offers a conservatory approach to training. This degree emphasizes practical experience in addition to traditional course work.

Which department am I in?

USC School of Dramatic Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$57,256.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

University of Southern California

University Park Campus,

LOS ANGELES,

California,

90089, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

For international students

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section); OR

A minimum IELTS score of 7; OR

A minimum PTE score of 68.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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