In their own words
Student Stories
Matthew Mardiney

Exploring the arts

Baltimore, Maryland
Major: Bachelor of Arts (Roski School of Art and Design)


Because USC is a top-tier research institution, it might be easy to assume that students do not have many opportunities to explore the arts. However, Matthew has found that USC allows students the freedom to not only pursue the arts, but to excel in them as well. He has been able to work with arts instructors who are leaders in their fields, who contribute their own original research to existing bodies of knowledge, and who share new approaches to art, allowing their students to grow as artists.

Close Button

“The professors in the USC Roski School of Art and Design are all highly educated in their fields of study and…instruct students on the techniques and skills that they will need to achieve their artistic goals.”

“Pursuing an arts degree within the context of a major research university has given me the opportunity to obtain knowledge through the many resources USC offers.”