University of Southern California


USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Founded in 2015, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is the newest school to debut at the University of Southern California.  The school offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree to those who wish to pursue dance as their major. This four-year degree is housed in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.

The BFA curriculum is designed to prepare the artist, innovator and the entrepreneur. The hallmark of USC Kaufman is the development of a new movement model for dance, intersecting dance techniques and creating a hybrid form that will be expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice and choreography for the 21st century. USC Kaufman provides foundational insight, intellectual and artistic development, a robust performance repertory, exposure to world-renowned practicing artists, interdisciplinary projects, conditioning for dancers and strategic career venture skills. With opportunities for interdisciplinary study interwoven into the curriculum, students are able to explore collaborations and innovations with established partners.


Robert Cutietta

Contact Information

USC Kaufman School of Dance
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center
849 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3521
(213) 740-9327



Degrees and Programs Offered