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 gas Geil kiln and a DLB30 gas kiln. Next to the kiln yard is a covered area devoted solely to the use of plaster for moldmaking. The 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 an Affinia Desktop 3D printer, selection of hand tools and fabrication equipment, an iMac workstation, a desktop product photography station with lights.
Harris 220/Helene V. Galen Intermedia Lab | map
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 - 6pm, Friday through Sunday, giving those students access to an advanced production facility in which to create all of their course work. This area includes:
- The Galen 3D Lab features two Makerbot Desktop 3D printers, professional-level laser cutter, two desktop Cameo cutters, large photos and negative scanners, high-volume color photocopier, a heat press, consumer level 3D scanner/software, and dye sublimation printer.
- 2D / Print Lab with two desktop Cameo cutters, large photos and negative scanners, large-format 2D color printer, high-volume color photocopier, and five 2D medium format inkjet printers.
- Classroom offers 17 iMac workstations with 2D and 3D software.
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, is spacious with excellent lighting and extensive walls for critiques and projects.
Painting Studios: Harris Hall, 2nd floor | map
Three painting studios are available for the painting students. 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.
Galen Lab | 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. Students have access to an advanced production facility in which to create their course work from 9am-9pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 9am-5pm, Friday through Sunday.
USC Roski School of Art and Design operates two well-equipped photography labs: The Janet & George Handtmann Photography Lab for beginning black and white traditional darkroom processes; the Advanced Photography Lab 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.
Janet & George Handtmann Photography Lab| Harris Hall 120 | map
The Handtmann Lab is 750-square-foot space that features a gang black and white Darkroom with 17 Omega D5 Enlargers for traditional photographic processes. In addition, the lab includes the Equipment Cage, which offers a variety of photographic and intermedia equipment for Roski students. There is also a digital scan station with three computers, a Nikon and Pakon scanner for digitizing 35mm film, and an Epson flatbed scanner.
The Handtmann also utilizes Harris 211-a 900 square-foot classroom with abundant natural light and studio space for Roski student projects as a shooting studio. Students may reserve times for studio use by visiting the Equipment Cage in Handtmann Lab.
Advanced Photography Lab
USC Roski also offers an Advanced Photography Lab housed in the Roski Studios Building, just a few blocks from main campus. Scroll down for details.
Harris Hall 117 | map
Printmaking courses facilitates a variety of traditional printmaking techniques including etching, woodcut, and monotype, in addition to new digital approaches and are in 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.
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 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 3,760-square-foot outdoor studio includes:
- Moldmaking area for the production of plaster, latex, slipcast, and silicone molds.
- Facility includes wire feed welder, plasma cutters capable of cutting 3/4" mild steel, thermodynamics, and shelves to store molds are in progress.
- Metal and bronze casting including portable casting foundry dedicated to "lost wax" bronze casting.
- Shared woodshop open to enrolled students at USC Roski and USC Architecture. The facility includes a table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, jig saw, panel saw, chop saw, planer, sander/grinder, lathe, shears, and drill press.
- Tool crib is open Monday through Thursday, 9am - 9pm, and 9am – 5pm Fridays for checkout of hand and power tools.
- Mitchell enclosed hallway gallery, a 200-square-foot space, is ideal for site-specific installations, performances, or projections and equipped with a Canon GL1 Digital Camera and Epson Powerlite projector to complimenting a 7-foot projector screen (available for use only in class room).
- A 325-square-foot project space assigned for student installation and critiques equipped with a Sony CMT-M70 audio CD system.
- The Chapel Gallery, a 400-square-foot, outdoor space for sculpture or installations that need natural light. Only available in the Fall Semester.
Helen Lindhurst Gallery
Watt Hall (WAH), ground floor | map
The Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery is located on the ground floor of Watt Hall on the USC University Park Campus. The 1,500-square-foot gallery, established in 1979, is primarily for solo and group exhibitions by undergraduate students enrolled in the Roski School of Art and Design, as well as for occasional special programming such as faculty exhibitions and video screenings.