University of South Florida

College of The Arts

University of South Florida

Apply for Admission

To apply for academic programs in the College of The Arts, you must first be accepted to the University of South Florida. Once you meet USF requirements, you can apply to your program of interest. Some programs require an audition or portfolio submission. Check individual requirements for your program of interest before applying.

Step 1: Apply for admission to the University of South Florida.

Step 2: Apply for admission to the College of The Arts' school listed below with your academic program of interest.


School of Architecture & Community Design

Bachelor degrees are not awarded through the School of Architecture & Community Design. However, you can enroll in the Pre-Architecture program as an undergraduate. Once you have completed those courses, you are able to enroll in the Master degree programs.


School of Art & Art History

The School of Art & Art History offers Bachelor and Master degrees in both Studio Art and Art History. Graduate program admissions require a portfolio review for the MFA in Studio Art and a research paper review for the MA in Art History programs. No additional materials are required for admission to the undergraduate BA and BFA in Studio Art, or BA in Art History. Follow the links below for more details on deadlines and specific requirements for these programs.


School of Music

The School of Music provides a variety of areas of study for both undergraduate and graduate programs. This includes brass, composition & electronic music, jazz studies, music education, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Auditions are required for admission to all performance concentrations.


School of Theatre & Dance

The School of Theatre & Dance offers undergraduate degrees only. Auditions are required for admission to the Dance programs. Theatre auditions only take place for upper-level performance coursework but are not required for admission. Portfolio submission is required for the Theatre Design concentration upper-level coursework.