Acting Intensive

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Credit: 3.0 units of USC credit

Prerequisites: None

Course Materials: A list of student materials required for each course,
as well as purchase options, will be provided by May 1st

Daily Schedule, Monday through Friday

AM Session(s) PM Session(s)
9:00 – 11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) 4:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Please note: In addition to assignments and independent work, all courses have a morning and afternoon live class session. For students
joining from overseas, faculty will provide recordings of certain classes that can be watched a-synchronously at a more convenient time.
Participation, attendance and expectations for the course will be provided by your instructor.


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)