USC fosters actors who adhere to their script while remaining true to the human experience connected to a character. The school creates a foundational, conservatory atmosphere in its BFA program and maintains a professional approach in the MFA curriculum.
The school offers acting-on-camera classes, voiceover training, and professional preparation workshops in conjunction with the theater program. USC encourages students to stay close to the stage but provides for those who have sights set on the screen.
USC alums include “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” writer Danny Strong and the film’s lead actor, Forest Whitaker.