Galen Ceramics Studio
Watt Hall 107 | map
The spacious Galen Ceramics Studio is filled with natural light and features a series of canvas covered work tables, storage shelving and a separate glaze area. An outdoor spray booth is available for sprayed glaze application. The studio is well-equipped with electric wheels, a slab roller, extruders, and electric and soda kilns. The adjacent outdoor kiln yard features a variety of large and small gas kilns, including a raku kiln and 40 cubic foot state-of-the-art DLB40 Geil kiln. Next to the kiln yard is an outdoor covered area devoted solely to the use of plaster for moldmaking. The recently renovated ceramics facility is open 24 hours, seven days a week and has a full time lab assistant.
Watt Hall 105 | map
This 1725-square foot studio is equipped with wireless; multiple worktables for production; 3 Macintosh computer stations; digital projector with video and audio capabilities; printer and other peripherals are also available for students' use. The Design Area also provides access to a variety of finishing equipment such as wire-o-binding machines, stack paper cutter, and critique walls. Each computer station has the most current Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and After Effects), and Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel).
Harris 112/Del Mar Studio | map
This 800 square-foot classroom features consumer grade 3D printer, laser cutter, selection of hand tools and fabrication equipment, 5 iMac workstations, a high volume color photocopier, new Herman Miller furniture, expanded electrical infrastructure to accommodate new and future equipment additions, ceiling mounted retractable extension cords, keyless entry, pin-up wall space for critique.
Harris 220/Galen 3D print lab | map
The Galen lab features professional-grade fused powder 3D printing, consumer-grade 3D printing, high-volume color photocopier, large-format 2D color printer, 17 iMac workstations.
Drawing & Painting Studios
Drawing Studios: Watt Hall 102 & 118 | map
The Makens Wing on the ground floor of Watt Hall houses three drawing classrooms. The largest is used for most beginning classes, and is spacious with excellent lighting and extensive walls for crits and projects.
Painting Studios: Harris Hall, 2nd floor | map
Three painting studios serve the painting students at the Roski School. All three classrooms feature large north-facing windows and skylights for natural illumination. The largest is used for beginning classes. In addition, one classroom is reserved exclusively for the use of the 300-level painters, while the last room is reserved exclusively for the 400-level painters.
Harris Hall, 2nd floor | map
Intermedia facilities include two state-of-the-art teaching labs offering an individual workstation for each student. The Intermedia area also provides digital photo, video, and audio equipment; equipment for still capture, large format scanning, and large scale printing; and equipment for video/audio capture, production, and output. In addition to our teaching labs, the Helene V. Galen Intermedia Lab is open to all Roski students and students currently enrolled in Roski courses access from 9am-9pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am-5pm, Friday through Sunday, giving those students access to an advanced production facility in which to create all of their course work.
USC Roski School of Art and Design operates two well-equipped photography labs: The Janet & George Handtmann Photography Lab is used for beginning black and white traditional darkroom processes; the Advanced Photography Lab is used for courses in color and advanced black and white photography, with a lighting studio, and both color negative and digital printing capability. The Advanced Photo Lab is also home to 3001 and Station Galleries.
Handtmann Photography Lab| Harris Hall 120 | map
Mon-Thu 9am-9pm | Fri-Sun 10am-6pm
The Handtmann Lab is is primarily used by the students enrolled in the beginning level photography courses. The lab is around 750 square feet and features 16 Omega D5 Variable Condenser Enlargers that accept up to 4 x 5 negatives, and one Durst 10x10 Vertical Condenser Enlarger.
Advanced Photography Lab
Graduate Fine Arts Building | 3001 S. Flower Street | map
Mon-Thu 9am-9pm | Fri-Sun 10am-6pm
The Advanced Photography Lab is approximately 3500 square feet with 17 enlargers and 12 private darkrooms for optical color enlargements up to 40x60" from up to 8x10" negatives. We have a 50" Kreonite chromogenic color print processor, 14 Mac workstations with digital imaging and video editing software, a black and white darkroom for fiber printing up to 30x40", a 44" Epson 9900 ink-jet printer with HDR Ultra-Chrome technology, Hasselblad Flextight high resolution film scanner and a 900 ft. shooting studio with dedicated lighting equipment.
Equipment highlights include:
12 private darkrooms for optical color enlargements, Kreonite chromogenic color print processor, Mac workstations with digital imaging and video editing software, Black and White darkroom for fiber printing up to 30x40" 44" Epson 9900 ink-jet printer with HDR Ultra-Chrome technology Hasselblad, Flextight high resolution film scanner, 900 ft. shooting studio with dedicated lighting equipment.
Harris Hall 117 | map
Printmaking courses at the Roski School are fully supported by a spacious and sky-lit studio classroom and specialized pressroom. The studio features three large presses including a state-of-the-art Takach press nicknamed "Jan" after donors Jan and George Handtmann.
The Printmaking Studio facilitates a variety of traditional printmaking techniques including etching, woodcut, and monotype, in addition to new digital approaches.
Watt Hall 108 | map
The sculpture facility boasts spacious indoor/outdoor studios, a well-equipped wood and metal shop with full-time technical support, a foundry for aluminum and bronze casting, and welding stations for oxy-acetylene, arc, and MIG welding. Steel and welding equipment are provided for each class. The studios are accessible 24 hours, and access to tools outside of class can be arranged.
The studio is approximately is 3760 square feet outside and includes:
• Plaster and metal facilities including wire feed welder, plasma cutters capable of cutting 3/4" mild steel, thermodynamics.
• Metal and bronze casting including portable casting foundry dedicated to "lost wax" bronze casting.
• Shared woodshop
• Tool crib open 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday, for checkout of hand and power tools.
• 200 square foot mini-Mac and PC lab (secured, and with internet access) equipped with a Canon GL1 Digital Camera and Epson Powerlite projector to complimenting a 7 foot projector screen (available in class room).
• 325 square foot project space assigned for student installation and critiques. The project room is equipped with a Sony CMT-M70 audio CD system and Web Camera to fully support time-based media projects.
Gayle & Ed Roski Master of Fine Arts Building
Graduate Fine Arts Building
3001 S Flower Street | map
The USC Roski Graduate Fine Arts (IFT) Building is located three blocks north of the University Park Campus at the intersection of South Flower and 30th Street. The building houses the Master of Fine Arts in Art and the Master of Arts in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere programs, and the Advanced Photography Lab. The building features the Gayle and Ed Roski Master of Fine Arts Gallery, a stunning 2,000 square foot gallery dedicated to exhibitions by the school's MFA students, as well as spacious studios for each of the Master of Fine Arts students and research facilities for the Master of Arts Curatorial program. Generous gifts to the School of Fine Arts provided for other significant spaces including the Philion Round Table, a conference room named for Beth and Jim Philion, and the Fine Arts Associates Wood Shop.
USC Roski MFA in Design Building
Mateo Complex, LA Arts District
1262 Palmetto St, Los Angeles (corner of Palmetto St. and Mateo St.)
To house the MFA in Design studio program, USC Roski the school established a new facility in the stunning At Mateo complex located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ exciting Arts District. The 15,000 square-foot campus boasts an open concept design studio, makerspace, classrooms, and conference and collaboration spaces, all outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to attract a new breed of designers. The space will also include a Designer in Residence studio, providing a deep-dive for students and select audiences into the creative processes of leading designers from around the world.