Roski MA and MFA Art programs moving to Arts District building

USC Roski Announces Expansion of its Arts District Facility

Larger footprint in Arts District to house all USC Roski graduate programs
Existing graduate facilities near USC campus to be repurposed into studio space for undergraduate seniors


The University of Southern California Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design today announced a major expansion of its graduate facility that opened just one year ago in the Los Angeles Arts District. The 15,000-square-foot site, which currently houses the MFA Design program, will increase in size by an additional 10,000 square feet and will house the MFA Art and the MA Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere graduate programs. This will place the school’s three advanced degree programs in one space with state-of-the-art amenities for the artists, designers and scholars. Bringing the graduate programs together opens up the possibility for cross collaboration. The expansion also enables Roski to present arts programming and public events within the Arts District neighborhood, contributing to the existing creative community. The expansion of the Arts District Graduate Building will be on view during the opening reception on December 4th at 6 to 9pm to celebrate the annual Roski MA Curatorial project, one never remembers alone: an exhibition of works by visual artists who examine how kinship and memories can be transmitted across generations, temporally and spatially. All of the USC Roski graduate programs will be operating at the new site beginning January 2020.

As part of the expansion plan, the existing graduate facilities near the University Park campus will be converted into shared studio space for the art and design undergraduate seniors. The USC Roski Studios Building expansion is anticipated for occupancy by fall of 2020.

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