Discover Our Academic Programs

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of The Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, community design, art, art history, music, theatre, and dance. Browse through our academic programs and areas of study to begin your path towards an inspiring career.

Student & Alumni Success

By providing hands-on education, real-world practice, and mentoring, the USF College of The Arts offers students the opportunities they need to grow in their professions and pursue their passions. The stories below highlight the experiences and accomplishments of many students and alumni to help inspire you to take the next step in your own success story.

Always Something to Experience

The Arts at USF produces more than 300 events each year, including concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals—all open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Plan your next visit to experience the talent of our student and faculty productions, and enjoy work, discourse and public art by leading international artists and scholars.

Institute for Research in Art

Artist Claire Pentecost gives a talk to teachers participating in the eighth edition of the InsideART workshop at Graphicstudio.

Consisting of the Contemporary Art Museum — which houses USF's collections and exhibits international shows — and Graphicstudio, the renowned workshop engages in unique experimental art and education. The Institute for Research in Art is open to students and the public and always free.