Student Portal

Advising & Registration

USC offers these online resources to check your grades, keep track of your degree progress, and decide which required and elective courses to take each semester.

Schedule of Classes
Class schedules by semester

USC Catalogue
USC Thornton degrees and courses

Individual Instruction
Request D-clearance for Individual Instruction

DMA Student Resources

Here you will find resources for USC Thornton Doctoral students.

First-Year Resources
Information for first-year DMA students, including a recommended first-year DMA timeline and preparation for Graduate Committee Interviews (GCI)

Academic Fields
General information, requirements, and application details for DMA Academic Fields

Elective Fields
General information, requirements, and application details for DMA Elective Fields

Comprehensive Examinations
Information about preparing and applying for approval to take Comprehensive Examinations

Career Resources

Access on-campus, off-campus and online resources to help you through the career search process.

CareerConnect for Students
Opportunities for current Thornton students

CareerConnect for Alumni
USC Thornton alumni job search

CareerConnect for Employers
Employers may submit jobs.

Contact us via email:

MUIN Majors: Schedule an appointment with Libby Garcia or email for more information.

Student Recitals

Here you’ll find a collection of resources for scheduling and planning your student recital or final project.

Classical Recitals
Classical Performance & Composition

Student Recital Calendar
View a schedule of on-campus student recitals.

Contemporary Recitals/Projects
Popular Music, Jazz Studies and Studio Jazz/Guitar

Music Operations & Technology

Services include information technology, piano maintenance, student performance and practice resources, facilities, classroom and performance scheduling, instrument and asset management, and event production.

Thornton students must register annually with Music Operations to gain access to Thornton spaces (including practice rooms) and services.

Scheduling Thornton Spaces
Reserve spaces ahead of time.

Health & Wellness

The physical, mental and emotional health of any music professional is a critical ingredient to success. USC Thornton is committed to supporting the health and wellness of our students through information and support.

Links & Contacts
Your guide to campus resources and useful websites

Courses of Interest
Lists relevant undergraduate and graduate courses

Reading Recommendations
Offers book titles for further exploration

Student Support Resources

Financial Aid

Worried about the cost of college? Investigate USC’s excellent financial aid programs.

Financial Aid Information
Music Student Scholarships

Student Affairs

Find student organizations or seek info on judicial affairs, special needs, policies and more.

Thornton Student Affairs
Thornton Student Council
USC Student Affairs
University Governance
USC Equity & Inclusion


USC welcomes international students, and offers programs to study around the world.

Office of International Services
International Study Opportunities