A Community of Creators
Join a tight-knit and supportive community of students, faculty and alumni at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design. At Roski, everyone is an innovator. Everyone lives and breathes creative practice. This is your place to dream, dare, make.
Immersed in Making
You are an artist or designer from your first day at the Roski School, inspired by faculty members whose work is recognized around the world. Meeting in small groups, you learn from your professors and they grow from your experiments and insights. Everyone is on a first-name basis.
Students who receive exhibition in one of the Roski gallery spaces are in control of the exhibition concept, gallery design and installation; to get a better understanding of the full art practice experience.
Student exhibitions and open-studio opportunities are academic-year highlights, bringing heady moments of anticipation and interaction. Image: an installation in the Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery for Open Studios 2017.
Workspace-based collaborations and critiques let artists and designers discuss and share. Flashes of genius welcome, no boundaries here.
“Every project that we work on, we critique each other, we give each other advice…that’s just the community here — we help each other build.”
Meet the Community
At Roski, you’ll learn alongside students, faculty and alumni from around the world, with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Surrounded by new perspectives and creative practices, you’ll find inspiration to expand and define your own vision.
An Art School Within a Research University
In addition to USC Roski, USC is home to five prestigious arts schools as well as the opportunity to take one or more of the 150 minors offered throughout the university to extend your art and design education to include whatever interests you; creating a practice as unique as you are. Featured here is the practice of MFA Design ’23 candidate Espinosa who worked with faculty at USC Viterbi to create materials that are sustainable.