USC Roski School of Art offers a curriculum that encourages you to experiment across media. Explore what you can do with clay. Try printmaking, photography or fashion. Expand your practice or create hybrid work. You can also take courses at 18 other USC professional schools, from education to film production and architecture to medicine.
Find Your Program
The Roski School offers multiple paths of study in both art and design, from first-year undergraduate programs through the graduate level.
BALooking for a liberal arts degree to develop an arts practice? A program that lets you combine your creativity with a pursuit in a field like psychology, entrepreneurial business or game design? Do it here.
BFA ArtRoski’s studio-focused fine art degree encourages individuality. Critical-theory seminars, critiques, a studio capstone course and a senior thesis project complement your studio time.
BFA DesignYou’ll dive into 2D and 3D design in this program with the option of a Roski minor like fashion, communication design or marketing. You can also minor in a discipline from another USC professional school such as business or humanities.
MA in Curatorial Practices and the Public SphereThis intensive program covers the practice and history of curating through the lenses of critical theory, art history and visual culture, and gives you a background in theories of contemporary curatorial practices.
MFA ArtA rigorous individual studio program and critical exchange with professors, guest artists and scholars are hallmarks of this program, which culminates in a solo thesis exhibition and paper.
Roski’s new interdisciplinary minor in Fashion is a collaboration with USC’s schools of dance, theater, business, communication and innovation. The program challenges apparel industry norms by asking USC undergraduate students to redefine what fashion is, while seeking a career that includes media and culture, business entrepreneurship and marketing.
USC Roski School of Art National Rankings
Best College for DesignNiche.com 1924
Best College for ArtNiche.com 1924
First in Family to Attend CollegeUndergraduate and Graduate
The Roski Faculty
Your Roski professors and lecturers are internationally known artists and designers. They’re approachable mentors who work with you closely, get to know you and help you refine your trajectory. Familiar faces in the Los Angeles art scene, they can help guide you to your future in the arts.
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Jobs & Internships
USC’s stellar network means cultural leaders and big-name studios and companies—including, recently, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), National Geographic and the One Archives Foundation—may seek you out for an internship or career opportunity.
Solo and group shows at Roski’s galleries offer artists and designers opportunities to conceive, design, install and share their work. And at the end of the semester, having your work chosen for inclusion in the USC Roski Annual Student Exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art is truly exciting.
As a Roski School undergraduate you can choose to spend a semester or a year studying in Europe, Australia or South Africa. Students also have opportunities to join shorter international tours.
Prizes and Grants
Your work could earn you an excellence award or a stipend for travel and research.