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Technical Direction

University of Southern California

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
Duration
57256 USD/year
57256 USD/year
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About

The BFA in Technical Direction program offered at University of Southern California prepares students for a career in the implementation of the designed elements utilized in live entertainment and associated industries. 

Overview

Through theoretical course work and practical experience during the School of Dramatic Arts’ rigorous production season, students are immersed in the design process and eventual construction, implementation and installation of the scenic, lighting, projection and sound elements of production.The Technical Direction program is offered at University of Southern California.

Students begin exploring the skills acquired in the classroom through assignments on productions as early as their first year of enrollment. The School’s ambitious season of productions are design, built and managed by students under the supervision of a professional staff of designers and theatre technicians.

The BFA is a professional degree program, which offers a conservatory approach to training. This degree emphasizes practical experience in addition to traditional course work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Text Studies for Production
  • Introduction to Theatrical Production
  • The Art of Theatrical Design
  • Theory and Practice of World Theatre 
  • Costume Construction
  • Stage Lighting
  • Stage Sound
  • Methods and Materials
  • Directing
  • Scene Design
  • Lighting Design 
  • Stage Management 
  • Scenic Construction
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Advanced Theatrical Drafting
  • Scene Painting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Directed Research
  • Periods and Styles
  • Advanced Theatre Practicum

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

128 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

The following materials are required in order to be considered for admission in the USC School of Dramatic Arts. 

  • Current picture or headshot
  • Drama resumeYour resume should include any and all production activities. If you would like, you may also add any other non-production work or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of PurposeYour statement should respond to the prompts outlined in SlideRoom and should be limited to no more than 750 words.
  • Schedule Portfolio Review
  • Non-refundable audition fee of $46

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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