Recent News

USF Preeminence. A New Era.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

USF Officially Designated as "Preeminent" by the Florida Board of Governors

Historic achievement places USF in the top category of Florida's universities and comes with millions of dollars in new funding that will benefit the Tampa Bay region's future.


Student & Alumni News

Dance Alumna Sharon McCaman: dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, Media designer, educator Photograph by: Tim Trumble
Monday, June 25, 2018

Dance Alumna Sharon McCaman's Dance Shorts Festival Completes its Fifth Year
The festival, which McCaman founded during her undergraduate studies at USF, provides dancers with an exciting outlet to share their compositions for adjudication and, if selected, at the festival gala. Dance Shorts is a festival that focuses solely on dance for camera, or screendance.

portraits of Patrick Cooper and Christopher Burns
Monday, June 25, 2018
Research by Two Music Education Doctoral Students Wins 1st Place Poster Prize at Statewide Research Symposium
Patrick Cooper, USF music education doctoral student, is the 1st place winner of the Arts and Humanities poster award at the State Graduate Research Symposium in Tallahassee in April for a music education research project he completed with fellow USF doctoral student Christopher Burns.

Theatre Alumnus Quentin Earl Darrington performing in the Broadway production of Once On This Island
Monday, June 11, 2018

Theatre Alumnus Quentin Earl Darrington won a Tony as part of the cast of Once On This Island in the 2018 Tony Awards
Darrington (USF Theatre '04) won a Tony as part of the cast of Once On This Island, which won Best Revival of a Musical. He plays God of Water Agwe in Lynn Ahrens' and Stephen Flaherty's play about a peasant girl in the Antilles who falls in love with a wealthy young man she saves from a car crash. The God of Water Agwe is one of four gods who guide her through a test of her love when her love interest returns to his family.


College of The Arts News 

Jefferson High School students pose for a photo at the USF Contemporary Art Museum
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
'My Art My Way' Program Empowers Students With Disabilities to Explore Artistic Potential
VSA Florida partners with Hillsborough County Public Schools and the USF Contemporary Art Museum to empower students with disabilities to explore their artistic skills and express themselves creatively through art.

album art for Robert McCormick's album that reads "Kid Stuff: Soli for Piano with Percussion Orchestra. McCormick Percussion Group."
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Professor Robert McCormick's "Kid Stuff" Album Ranked in Top 5 at Canadian Radio Station
Professor of Percussion Robert McCormick's new album Kid Stuff is named one of the Top 5 Classical Albums by CFBX Campus and Community Radio in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Tom Brantley solos on trombone during a concert at the USF Music Concert Hall
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Professor of Trombone Tom Brantley Authors New Book "Stylistic Etudes for Trombone"
Professor Tom Brantley is the author of the new book Stylistic Etudes for Trombone, the second of two volumes available now from Carl Fischer Publishers.