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 over 250 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.
USF Symphonic Band Pre-Recorded Stream
2:00 pm on YouTube
USF Wind Ensemble Live Stream
3:30 pm on YouTube
USF Woodwind Faculty Recital: Alone in Community
(originally Nov. 13) 5:00 pm on YouTube
BFA Thesis: OUT OF STOCK Reception
7:00 pm on Zoom
Starts Nov 20
Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
November 20 and 21, 7:30 pm on Facebook Live
- Thursday, July 30, 2020
USF Announces the We Got U-SF Scholarship & Waiver
- Friday, July 20, 2020
TBT: ‘Iconic,' ‘uniquely St. Pete:' What five local architects, including Director Robert MacLeod, think of the new Pier
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
USF Architecture Alumnus Ryan Swanson Releases Free Guide on Playable Cities
- Friday, November 20, 2020
BFA Thesis Exhibition: "OUT OF STOCK," Still Fully Stocked on Talent
- Thursday, November 19, 2020
Congratulations USF Alum Dr. José Valentino Ruiz on the Latin GRAMMY® Award!
- Friday, October 30, 2020
WFLA: USF Professor McArthur Freeman Inspires Community and Pushes for Justice Through Art