Acting Intensive

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Credit: 3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites: None

Meets: Monday through Friday


The USC School of Dramatic Arts offers an opportunity for students to work with theatre professionals and explore a creative experience in the dramatic arts.

This conservatory-style training course will challenge students and offer a strong foundation in the craft of acting. The program, taught by the School’s world-class faculty, emphasizes process and includes scene study, movement, voice, as well as on camera acting workshops and a monologue audition master class. The four week class culminates in a workshop performance for family and friends.


  • Learn from theatre professionals in a inclusive, collaborative, and interactive, conservatory-style environment
  • Participate in field trips and experiences to engage with artists and professional theatre
  • Culminate your summer experience with a workshop performance viewed by faculty, students, family and friends

Topic of Study

  • Core practice: movement, voice, acting techniques, and theory
  • Scene study and using scripted material of contemporary and classical text
  • Workshops in text, analysis, theory history and criticism, improv, and acting for the camera
  • Devising original content
  • Auditioning for universities

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The (Acting Intensive) faculty are amazing, and you will meet so many incredible, talented artists as well!

Maya F., New York (Summer Programs 2020)