The USC Roski School of Art & Design
Artists and designers from across the U.S. and around the world come to study at the USC Roski School—a unique environment for creativity, experimentation and collaboration in the heart of Los Angeles.
A Supportive Community
Small classes, studio immersion and a collaborative culture—at USC Roski you will join a close-knit community of internationally renowned faculty and talented students who share ideas and raise provocative questions. You’ll also connect with a remarkable network of alumni working in Los Angeles and across the country.
Pursue one of three USC Roski undergraduate programs, including a BA Art, a studio-based and immersive BFA Art, or a BFA Design with 2D and 3D applications. Our open curriculum encourages you to explore, combine, mix, match and move freely among media.
Earn an MA in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere; a studio-intensive MFA Art featuring critical exchange and curator collaboration; or a studio-based MFA Design degree focused on contemporary practice. With no requirement to specialize in a medium, you can focus on what’s relevant to your needs and interests.
Learning outside the classroom enriches your practice and prepares you for a career. The school’s professional internship program has relationships with L.A.’s top museums, galleries and creative studios. You’ll have chances to exhibit your work in our celebrated galleries and compete for special prizes and grants. And international opportunities include art- and design-related study abroad programs.
The Roski Vibe
We asked some students to describe how USC Roski feels to them. The responses tell a consistent story of warmth and support—not the competitive culture you may expect in an art and design school. The outcome: you learn from your peers, as well as from the Roski School’s dynamic faculty.
“The USC Roski Vibe? It’s welcoming and homey, and full of art and design nerds who like to make very cool things.”
“Before I came here I was a bit confused about my future career path. But when I entered the program I felt so supported, and my direction became much more clear.”
“It’s very kind and open, but also very varied. There are so many different types of art that people do here.”
Life at Roski
An arts education in a small school, within a major university that has every activity and resource you might want, at the center of one of the world’s most exciting creative capitals—that’s Roski. With the L.A. Arts District next door and all of SoCal’s adventures within reach, you’ll have every opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts and enjoy the environs.