Art in Southern California
There is perhaps no better place to study art than in Southern California, which provides a diverse and energetic cultural context. Students at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts are ideally situated to experience innovative culture as it happens—from art and architecture, to film and food, to music and media.
Los Angeles boasts more museums and galleries per capita than anywhere else on the planet. Museums and cultural institutions include the J. Paul Getty Museum (right), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Norton Simon Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Hammer Museum, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House.
Los Angeles is also home to hundreds of commercial galleries and alternative spaces—many in close proximity to the USC campus—which are an integral aspect of the creative environment of the city. The overwhelming number of museums, galleries, advertising agencies, design firms, and artist studios, as well as the music and film industries offer unparalleled internship and employment opportunities.