USC School of Dramatic Arts

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Here’s how your philanthropy is having an impact on the USC School of Dramatic Arts:

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TOTAL RAISED

$20,013,426

AREAS OF FOCUS

$11.2M for Academic Priorities
$9M for Endowment
$750K for Capital Projects

DONORS

1,486

STUDENTS

$5,027,598 raised for scholarships

  • Tripled endowment scholarship fund to support undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts and attract the most talented and diverse students
  • Launched a dozen new programs for students such as Spotlight@SDA, Annual New Media Summit, Salon@SDA, Career Series, LiveRead@SDA, CommUNITY Initiative@SDA, Equity Diversity and Inclusion summit

FACULTY

$10,227,771 raised for chairs, professorships and other faculty support

  • Endowed two faculty positions: Alice M. Pollitt Professor/Head of Stage Management and Braverman Family Dean’s Chair
  • Hired several transformational actors/directors/theatrical designers for faculty and associate dean’s positions, including Kate Burton, three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee; Alexandra Billings, actor on the Amazon series Transparent and Goliath; Rodney To, actor, producer and director, inductee in Chicago’s Filipino Hall of Fame; Kenneth Noel Mitchell, professor of theatre practice and head of the musical theater program; and Elizabeth Harper, assistant professor of lighting design
  • Created new positions: associate dean of equity, diversity & inclusion and head of USC/SDA Institute for Theatre and Social Change

New Programs

  • Added two dozen new elective classes, such as An Actor’s Reel and Auditioning for Stage or Screen and New Media
  • Rebranded our BFA in Acting as “BFA in Acting for Stage, Screen and New Media” to reflect revitalized curriculum
  • Announced a new BFA in Musical Theater degree
  • Added two minors, including comedy and performing leadership
  • Launched an alumni engagement program and hired a head of alumni relations
  • Started an Institute for Theater and Social Change and SDA Career Center

Capital Projects

  • Completed a major renovation and upgrade of the Bing Theatre, the School’s main performance space on campus, a 550-seat proscenium house

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