Creativity and vision are foundational across USC. Woven into research leadership, scholarly inquiry, community engagement and more, the arts and artistic thinking are part of the fabric of the university. Against the multidimensional backdrop of Los Angeles, USC produces visionaries and award-winning directors, performers, composers and more. Trojans know that creative time here is productive, expansive and meaningful — including the opportunity to serve others through arts programs such as USC Arts in Action.
Faculty in motion
USC’s faculty bring a wealth of experience from their fields and are true artists in their own right. They understand the creative process and have developed a deep appreciation for creative expression. With shared experiences from successful professional careers and an unwavering enthusiasm for the arts, USC faculty members transform their students’ understanding of their artistry through practice and performance.
Visions & Voices
Engaging in the arts and humanities is essential to the experience of being human. Visions & Voices is a provocative and high-caliber series featuring free-of-charge events with acclaimed artists and distinguished speakers who interact directly with audience members. Reflecting the university’s interdisciplinary focus, the initiative finds intersections between ideas and people to showcase truly great work. With dialogue at the core, these events contribute as much to the audience as the audience gives to the performers. Learn more.
Arts In Action
Positive social change is at the heart of USC’s mission. Through intensive arts projects, community partners, students and faculty collaborate to apply artistic practice to address such issues as the foster system, veterans’ health, violence, mass incarceration, homelessness, sustainability, educational inequity, arts access, health care and more.
USC Radio Group offers Classical California, home to the most-listened-to network of classical music radio stations in America. Offered through KUSC and affiliates across California, the programming nurtures a love of music and community through classical music appreciation.
USC Arts Schools
USC is home to a remarkable collection of art schools that reside within a top-tier research institution — it’s not your average university. Our arts schools drive forward global perspectives while making a local impact, all while producing world-class performances, exhibitions, screenings and lectures year-round, open to students of all majors and the community alike.