Artists and designers, aided by fast-moving technology, increasingly are finding jobs in categories that didn’t exist a decade ago — creating huge, digitally printed posters that hang down the sides of skyscrapers, for example. Or crafting make-believe video environments for cutting-edge performers like Björk. Or producing graphically fanciful children’s programs for a Disney cruise ship.
All three are examples of jobs held by graduates of the USC Roski School of Art and Design, which changed its name last year from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts partly to reflect the impact of design at the school. The interdisciplinary study at USC Roski has played a key role in upholding the school’s reputation for producing influential alumni across a constellation of creative industries, resulting in top rankings for multimedia and visual communication.