The arts guide and sustain us—they lift our spirit and help us to understand and express what it is to be human. USC’s preeminent arts schools, museums, radio stations, and programs makes it uniquely rich environment for the arts among the nation’s top research universities. Approximately 6,000 students major in the arts at USC, and more than 25,000 students participate in extracurricular arts programs such as Visions and Voices. And USC’s relationships with creative organizations throughout the city and the world ensure that the university is a launch pad for success in creative endeavors. Over the coming years, we will strengthen USC’s environment of creativity and imagination, and enhance the university’s influence in the arts throughout the nation and world.