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.

Outdoor Installation


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.

Students in the studio

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.

Student is trying out costume to detect motion

Cinematic Arts

The USC School of Cinematic Arts trains fully-formed media makers, collaborators, and scholars situated to flourish in their chosen career path.

Male and female performing ballet


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.

A group of people performing drama

Dramatic Arts

The USC School of Dramatic Arts’ conservatory environment blends with the full academic experience found at a major research university.

Student is playing trumpet


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.

Arts Events

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.

Arts News

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.