USC School of Dramatic Arts

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USC School of Dramatic Arts
Established 1945
Type Private drama school
Dean Madeline Puzo
Location Los Angeles, California, United States

The USC School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) (formerly the USC School of Theatre) is the dramatic arts school at the University of Southern California. It is ranked one of the top dramatic arts schools in the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Drama Schools.[1]


Founded in 1945 as Department of Drama at USC, it became an independent school in 1991 and was named USC School of Theatre.[2] It was renamed USC School of Dramatic Arts on July 1, 2012.[3]

Notable SDA alumni[edit]

See also List of University of Southern California people