Acting Intensive


3.0 units of USC credit




Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Additionally, students must attend scheduled tech rehearsals and performances, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Dress Code



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 public workshop performance for family and friends.

Summer Theatre Conservatory is also offered in Comedy Performance and Musical Theatre.


  • Learn from theatre professionals in a inclusive, collaborative, and interactive, conservatory-style environment
  • Participate in off-campus field trips to see professional theatre in Los Angeles
  • Culminate your summer experience with workshop productions 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
  • Auditioning for universities

“I always looked forward to class and left feeling inspired. The instructors were always encouraging and supportive.”


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