Arts at USC
The University of Southern California offers an outstanding collection of art schools within a research university setting–unique amongst its peers. USC’s six arts schools, including the USC Fisher Museum and the USC Pacific Asia Museum, collectively produce a diverse array of recitals, performances, exhibitions, screenings, and lectures year-round.
The USC School of Architecture fuses history, theory, technology and design into a variety of degree programs that prepare students for the rigors of the professional design practices.
Art & Design
The USC Roski School of Art and Design’s faculty are internationally recognized artists who offer a progressive approach for experimentation in all forms of visual arts.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts trains fully-formed media makers, collaborators, and scholars situated to flourish in their chosen career path.
The USC Kaufman School of Dance is at the forefront of creating a new model for dance—a hybrid art form expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice, music, choreography and performance.
The USC School of Dramatic Arts’ conservatory environment blends with the full academic experience found at a major research university.
The USC Thornton School of Music consistently ranks among the top one percent of the nation’s music schools and conservatories.
USC Roski School of Art and Design: USC Wellness Campaign
Roski students created self-portraits that captured the complex emotions of living under COVID-19 safety protocols.
USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
The Arts and Humanities Initiative highlights USC’s commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, featuring a spectacular selection of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. Every Visions and Voices event endeavors to challenge students and expand their perspectives.
- Art historian Lisa Pon is recognized for exploring Renaissance artist Raphael's collaborations, while composer Nina C. Young is known for her genre-defying work.
- Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could change how people see the worldTV and movies are one way that people make sense of the world, USC Annenberg's Paolo Sigismondi notes — but they can be inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.
- After seeing the distance between kids and their elders in his own Jewish community, Ethan Kurzrock developed the Haggadah Project for L.A. middle schoolers.
- The tradition of Christian dance did not happen overnight. For the first five centuries of Christianity, the church opposed dancing. But as time went on dance continued to be integrated into Christianity.
- The Sandy Reed Endowed Professional Development Fund, created in honor of the late alum, will endow professional development programming at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
- While film productions paused and movie theaters shuttered entirely, streaming services grew by leaps and bounds. USC experts examine what this means for all things entertainment.
Arts In Action
Arts In Action supports and creates work that builds upon USC’s pledge to address society’s most pressing issues. By providing resources and funding arts projects within the university and beyond, Arts In Action inspire seeds of change in our community that make a lasting impact.