Jul 15, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Theatre, Acting Emphasis (BA)*

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The BA Theatre, Emphasis in Acting is designed specifically to increase the versatility of its students so they are better educated, prepared and equipped to enter the professional arena of stage, film, television and new media.

General Education Requirements

The university’s General Education  program provides a coherent, integrated introduction to the breadth of knowledge you will need to consider yourself (and to be considered by other people) a generally well-educated person. This program is effective for all students entering USC in fall 2015 or later, or transfer students beginning college elsewhere at that time and subsequently transferring to USC. It requires eight courses in six Core Literacies, plus two courses in Global Perspectives (which may double-count with courses in the Core Literacies) and two courses in writing. In addition, all entering freshmen are expected to complete a General Education Seminar during their first year at USC. These seminars satisfy one of the Core Literacy requirements above.

Note that courses within the major will also satisfy certain Core Literacy requirements. Please work with your major adviser to determine those courses.

Complete 6 units of THTR 397

At least 6 units of THTR 397 Practicum Assignments must be completed in 3 of the 4 identified areas: Stage, Screen, Voice-Over, Content Creation.  

Critical Studies Core (16 units)

Complete the two required courses below. In addition, take one course from List A and one course from either List A or B.

Required General Education Units: 36

Elective Units: 21

Total Units: 128

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