USC Roski School of Fine Arts
The USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts provides a well-balanced education in the creative, interpretive and critical processes essential to practicing art. In lectures, seminars, studio work and one-on-one meetings, faculty and students energetically challenge fixed notions of art and culture. The distinguished, dedicated faculty comprises leading artists exhibiting in museums and galleries throughout the world. The school offers B.F.A. and B.A. degrees for undergraduate studies and Master's degrees in Fine Arts and Public Art Studies.
Each year the school attracts approximately 275 undergraduate majors, over 1,000 liberal arts students and 50 graduate students. As the first art school in the region, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts is committed to the frontier of artistic exploration. The school's intermedia area is devoted to the expanding role of technology in the visual arts, while maintaining a strong foundation in traditional artistic practice. This broad-based education imbues students with an appreciation for the variety of artistic expression yet encourages them to discover their individual creative voices.
The school boasts newly expanded facilities, including the Helene V. Galen Intermedia Lab equipped with 15 workstations supporting the most advanced digital software. The recently constructed painting and drawing wing offers classrooms specifically designed for the interaction of traditional media and state-of-the-art technology. Other facilities include two spacious photography studios with all new equipment and superb studios for woodwork, metalwork and ceramics. The Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library houses more than 75,000 volumes, including a notable collection of rare titles and artists' books, more than 250,000 slides as well as online image sources, and a growing collection of DVD titles. Work by students, faculty and renowned artists is regularly exhibited at the school's Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, the Gayle and Ed Roski Master of Fine Arts Gallery and the USC Fisher Gallery.
As a place to study art, Southern California is unparalleled. There are more galleries and museums per capita than anywhere else on the planet including the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Norton Simon Museum and the UCLA Hammer Museum. L.A. is also home to hundreds of commercial galleries and alternative spaces, many in close proximity to the campus, which are an integral aspect of the creative environment of the city. The overwhelming number of museums, galleries, advertising agencies, design firms, artist studios, and the music and film industries offer a wealth of internship and employment opportunities.
AdministrationRuth Weisberg, M.A., Dean
FacultyProfessors: Jud Fine, M.F.A.; Robbert Flick, M.F.A.*; Margaret Lazzari, M.F.A.*; Ron Rizk, M.F.A.; Ruth Weisberg, M.A.*; Jay S. Willis, M.A.
Associate Professors: Bob Alderette, M.F.A.; Sharon Lockhart, M.F.A.; Margit Omar, M.F.A.*
Assistant Professors: Frances Stark, M.F.A.; Charlie White, M.F.A.; Andrea Zittel, M.F.A.
Full-time Lecturers: Tad Beck, M.F.A.; Caroline Clerc, M.F.A.; Karen Koblitz, M.F.A.; Haven Lin-Kirk, M.F.A.; Ann Page, B.F.A.; Julia Paull, M.F.A.
Part-time Lecturers: Hisako Asano, M.F.A.; Lisa Auerbach, M.F.A.*; Christopher Barnard, M.F.A.; Tanya Batura, M.F.A.; Cherie Benner-Davis, M.F.A.; Kenny Berger, M.F.A.; Anne Bray, M.F.A.; Justin Bua, M.F.A.; Steve Child, M.F.A.; Craig Clifford, M.F.A.; Jessica Cusick, M.A.; Marc Digeros, M.F.A.; Janet Owen Driggs, M.F.A.; Shannon Ebner, M.F.A.; Bart Exposito, M.F.A.; Dawn Finley, M.A.; Lauri Firstenberg, Ph.D.; David Folender, M.F.A.; Danielle Foushee, M.F.A.; Bia Gayotto, M.F.A.; Susan Gray, M.F.A.; Phyllis Green, M.F.A.; Sherin Guirguis, M.F.A.; Phillip Hayes, M.F.A.; Michael Ned Holte, M.A.; Carmine Iannacone, M.F.A.; Helen Kim, M.F.A.; Cindy Kolodziejski, M.F.A.; Debbie Kupinsky, M.F.A.; Caryl Levy, M.A.; Ferdinand Lewis, M.A.; Ryan Logan, M.F.A.; Gregory Martin, M.F.A.; Barbara McCarren, M.F.A.; Karen Moss Familian, Ph.D.; Thomas Muller, M.F.A.; Trevor Norris, M.F.A.; Brian Olson, B.A.; Arthur Ou, M.F.A.; Jorge Pardo, M.F.A.; Richard Parker, M.F.A.; Thomas Schorer, M.F.A.; Carole Silverstein, M.F.A.; Francesco Siqueiros, M.F.A.; Michael Sy, M.F.A.; Joel Tauber, M.F.A.; Osvaldo Trujillo, M.F.A.; Linda Venis, Ph.D.; Erika Vogt, M.F.A.; Alexis Weidig, M.F.A.; Sarah Welch, M.A.; Dee Williams, M.F.A.; Ewa Wojciak, M.F.A.
Emeritus Professors: Keith A. Crown, B.F.A.; Kenneth Price, M.F.A.