At the USC Roski School of Art and Design, “home” is the dynamic University Park campus in the heart of Los Angeles—a campus so large and diverse, it feels like a town in its own right. Life here is both nonstop action and L.A. chill; skateboards and bikes and pop-up events, but also grassy nooks and hammocks. Nearby, USC Village, the university’s new campus-adjacent neighborhood, offers shopping, dining and sunning. It’s the campus life.
Roski’s three key locations stretch across campus—and off. Together, they give you access to studios, exhibition spaces and more. You’ll also have access to USC’s libraries and other campus-wide facilities.
Watt and Harris Halls
Roski’s hub in USC’s University Park—the main campus is in Watt and Harris Halls, your destinations for many first-year classes. The buildings are near Campus Center and a quick walk from USC’s Watt Way entrance, Exposition Boulevard and the L.A. Metro.
The undergraduate USC Roski Studios Building sits a half-mile off campus at 30th and South Flower Streets. As a BFA Art or Design senior, you’ll have an opportunity to occupy studio space here.
The USC Roski Graduate Building in L.A.’s Arts District houses the MFA and MA programs. As an MFA student in Art or Design, you’re a candidate for studio space at this Palmetto Street location on the new 25,000-square-foot Arts District campus.
A Creative Immersion
“I’m vice-president for the Visual Narrative Society. It was a comic creative collective that we’re bringing back as a team this semester, and it’s been super fun.”
“I spend most of my time outside of class in the studios. People are always in the painting studio at random hours just working on their painting”
“Sometimes my friends and I will host art nights where we get together and make dinner and just create things.”
As a USC Roski undergraduate, you can choose among residential colleges and residence halls, all close to classes, onsite social and study spaces, and dining services.
USC Roski first-years often choose housing with a creative foundation. At Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College—or the neighboring Parkside International Residential College—you’ll live in a suite of double rooms clustered around a common space.
Parkside Arts & Humanities thrives on artistic activity; live-in faculty offer social-learning programs and the spotlight is on your work. A performance space, collaborative learning center, music practice rooms and lounges on all floors add up to a hive of creativity.
Most graduate students live in off-campus student and family housing—solar panel-equipped, thanks to USC’s sustainability initiative—or in nearby L.A. neighborhoods.
Friends, Fun, Finds
USC’s campus is a hive of activities and events. Join the Roski crowd to take in art and entertainment stars at USC’s Visions & Voices or let loose skating or paintballing at Late Night ‘SC. Cheer on the Trojans at stadium games or hit the green for Tai Chi. See films, stage romps, lectures, jams. Find a club or organization for any mood, absurd to serious.
A Community of Common Interests
More than 800 student-run clubs and organizations at USC offer instant friends and collaborators.
Black Art Collective
Want to help illuminate Black creative endeavors across campus? This visual and performing arts organization welcomes makers of all tenors and aesthetics.
Creative Labs SC
Passionate makers stoked about the collision of technology and modern art are invited to come make with this club’s “creator ecosystem.”
3D For Everyone is this club’s decoded name. Designers, visionaries and inventors who join get group collaboration and hands-on 3D printer access.
Love fashion, design and the economies they feed? Join this student-run journal covering the business of style with eyes on ethics, sustainability and diversity.
Meet Your People
Hang at USC’s LGBTQ+ Student Center. Find a gender-inclusive housing match. Champion a cause that’s important to you. Get involved in an advocacy group that reflects your identity. Your network is here, visible and strong.