The USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design is an impactful school that combines two great creative practices within one of the world’s leading private research universities. Backed by 22 other academic schools and units, USC Roski Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Minors, and elective class participants are informed by and inform the wider USC community. This unique environment for creativity, experimentation and collaboration gives students the extraordinary ability to seek a wide range of paths and to customize their degree in a way that’s as individual as they are.
Your support gives our students access to the tools, facilities, opportunities, and world-renowned faculty that will help them develop the vision and intellect they need to succeed as the next generation of professional artists, designers, and curators.
We need your help to continue to create a leading art and design organization for the world. That through the education of students and support of new initiatives by faculty, they are facilitating people who see things others don’t, and solve problems others can’t.
The funds we ask you to consider are:
USC Roski School Highest Priorities
The USC Roski School Undesignated Fund provides students and faculty the best resources and addresses the school’s immediate needs such as updating our facilities or furnishing studios with state-of-the-art equipment across our three campuses. Amongst those key priorities is the renovation and furnishing of the USC Roski School Senior Studios (IFT) which will provide undergraduate BFA seniors with a permanent space for their final year at USC to create work in their field.
USC Roski School Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships aiding students with financial assistance to provide them with a world-class education and opportunities beyond the classroom like travel study tours, teaching assistant positions, and post-graduate work-study. With over 350 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our school, 80% of USC Roski students receive financial aid or scholarships.
USC Roski School of Art & Design Graduate Scholarship Fund
Graduate scholarships help USC Roski recruit and retain the best scholars, artists and designers and allows them to thrive. Support is needed for our MFA and MA candidates as they develop important practices and focus on their future as leaders in the art and design fields, creating impact throughout the world.
USC Roski School Emergency Student Fund
This fund provides undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties and provides students with the financial stability they need to continue pursuing their degrees during these unforeseen challenges. The need can include everyday living expenses related to housing, food security, job loss, medical expenses, school supplies, and other hardships unique to art and design students.
USC Roski Technology Fund
Technology and the tools needed for art and design are constantly changing. The Endowed Fund creates a steady stream of support to continually update the resources necessary for USC Roski students to excel. This allows for work to take place in innovative ways, and better prepares them for successful careers after USC.
Please support our students and their work today.