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.
Access to Divine Immersion: A Meditative Journey for People with Disabilities with Mushim Patricia Ikeda
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.
- They had to rethink how to connect with the public. Turns out "Botticelli on Zoom" and art talks from the couch might change the way Americans get their culture fix.
- As an aspiring actor pursues a creative career in entertainment, he can lean on the advice and guidance of a multitalented fellow Trojan.
- Created by USC Dornsife fellow Jonathan Leal and producer Charlie Vela, the album celebrates the musical traditions of the Texas borderlands — and warns of the potential impact of climate change.
- USC policy and drama students join forces to illustrate "restorative justice," a model that encourages survivors and formerly incarcerated people to move past the most difficult chapters of their lives.
- Jessica Bellamy, now a master's degree candidate at the USC Roski School of Art and Design, uses her paintbrush to make sense of the "dystopian utopia" of Los Angeles.
- Thoughts on speaking Spanish and passing as white all come out in a starkly honest Q&A with spoken word artist and USC alum David A. Romero.
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.