University of Southern California

USC Roski School of Art and Design

With undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing everything from traditional media to emerging fields, the USC Roski School of Art and Design fosters interdisciplinary creativity and experimentation. In 2013 U.S. News & World Report named Roski the eighth best graduate program for multimedia and visual communication in the United States.

Founded in 1883, the USC Roski School of Art and Design is a leader in the constellation of influential Los Angeles art schools. Our programs encourage interdisciplinary approaches to studio art, design, curatorial practice and critical studies. USC Roski prepares artists, designers and curators to impact visual culture with aesthetic acuity, technical ability and critical insight.

Students pursuing a B.A. have ample opportunity to explore the academic offerings of a world-class research institution, while BFA students immerse themselves fully in studio production. A distinguished and dedicated faculty teaches comprehensive courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design, digital media and critical studies. Students work across media to push perceived boundaries and discover their individual voices within increasingly global contexts.

At the graduate level, the MFA program is recognized nationally for its breadth and intensity, and a faculty of renowned practicing artists. Spacious private studios, one-on-one critiques with influential guest lecturers, and the expanded field of production offered by the Roski School’s location in Los Angeles attract a highly selective student cohort. The M.A. program, Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere, is a platform for scholarship in contemporary art that addresses social questions of public space. In addition to a master’s thesis, each class collectively engages in a curatorial practicum, culminating in an exhibition project that explores city-space.

Southern California is an unparalleled creative capital. Leading museums, galleries, advertising agencies, design firms, artist studios, and the music and film industries offer emerging artists and designers a wealth of internship and employment opportunities throughout their course of study.

Watt Hall of Architecture

and Fine Arts 104

(213) 740-2787

FAX: (213) 740-8938



Erica Muhl, DMA, Dean


Ruth Weisberg Professor in Drawing: Ruth Weisberg, M.A.*

Professors: Jud Fine, MFA; Robbert Flick, MFA*; Margaret Lazzari, MFA*; Ron Rizk, MFA; Rochelle Steiner, Ph.D.; Ruth Weisberg, M.A.*

Associate Professors: Bob Alderette, MFA; Sharon Lockhart, MFA; Charlie White, MFA

Assistant Professor: Frances Stark, MFA

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Practice: Shannon Ebner, MFA

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Art Criticism: Rhea Anastas, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor: Connie Butler, B.A.

Full-time Lecturers: Caroline Clerc, MFA; Jennifer Greiz-West, MFA; Sherin Guirguis, MFA; Karen Koblitz, MFA; Lisa Lapinski, MFA; Haven Lin-Kirk, MFA; Ann Page, BFA; Julia Paull, MFA

Adjunct Faculty: China Adams, MFA; Tom Allen, MFA; Tanya Batura, MFA; Douglas Blechner, MFA; Maura Brewer, MFA; Kristin Calabrese, MFA; Jeffrey Cain, MFA; Steve Child, MFA; Molly Corey, M.A.; Alexis Disselkeon, MFA; Xavier Fumat, MFA; Phyllis Green, MFA; Karin Higa, M.A.; Peter Holzhauer, MFA; Patrick Jackson, MFA; Roman Jaster, MFA; Vishal Jugdeo, MFA; Helen Kim, MFA; Andrew Kutchera, MFA; Christopher Lahti, M.A., MFA; Karen Liebowitz, MFA; Karen Moss Familian, Ph.D.; Thomas Muller, MFA; Brian Olson, B.A.; Richard Parker, MFA; Jennifer Phelps, MFA; Joseph Potts, MFA; Jonathan Pylypchuk, MFA; Jean Robison, MFA; Rachel Roske, MFA; David Schafer, MFA; Thomas Schorer, MFA; Julie Schustack, MFA; Kevin Stadler, BFA; Paul Sietsema, MFA; A.L. Steiner, B.A.; Jamie Sweetman, MFA; Caroline Thomas, MFA; Osvaldo Trujillo, MFA; Noura Wedell, Ph.D.; Ewa Wojciak, MFA; Alexis Zoto, MFA

Emeritus Professor: Jay Willis, M.A.

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.