Academic & Research Programs
Love of design meets love of constructing at the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture & Community Design. Transform your vision into tangible designs. Explore and enhance your creativity with a supportive community. Through a thriving design culture and strong work ethic, students emerge from our programs with the skills, education, and experience to launch their careers.
Urban and Community Design
USF student cutting lumber in the School of Architecture & Community Design's woodshop
A professor and three students discuss a design project at the USF School of Architecture & Community Design
Florida Center for Community Design and Research
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 almost 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.
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.
- Friday, September 13, 2019
USF Community Design Researchers Conduct Comprehensive Climate Vulnerability Study in Hillsborough County
- Friday, July 12, 2019
USF Architecture Graduate Ryan Swanson Exhibits “Oscillation” Installation in Clearwater
- Monday, June 17, 2019
USF Arch Students Travel to Scotland to Collab with Aberdeen City Council on Urban Design Solutions
- Tuesday, December 10, 2019
USF Art History Professor Esra Akın-Kıvanç Studies Geometry of Islamic Calligraphy with Support of NEH Grant
- Monday, November 25, 2019
How to See Lots of Public Art in an Hour? Take USF’s Free Public Art Tours
- Thursday, November 21, 2019
USF School of Music Faculty Recognized at the USF World Global Achievement Awards