Certificate in Business and Art

This interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate includes courses from the USF School of Art & Art History and the USF Muma College of Business.

The Certificate in Business and Art provides for the analysis and hands-on implementation of applied, innovative arts projects and business practices for all majors interested in maximizing creative problem solving with the integration of marketing and finance development in order to realize long-term strategies.

A key outcome is the ability for artists and business graduates to effectively communicate and collaborate across disciplines too often considered as opposites. Both creativity and the understanding of fundamental business practices are essential to everyone in the future, regardless of fields of study, work and engagement.

Certificate Curriculum (Total 12 credit hours)

Core Courses – 6 hours

Elective Courses – 6 hours

Select one Business course and one Art course from the below list of courses:


How do I enroll in the certificate?

Complete the Certificate in Business and Art form to enroll. You will receive a confirmation of your enrollment in the certification program.

For more information contact Rachel Lynch, the undergraduate advisor.

How do I receive the certificate?

Once you have completed the required courses and applied for graduation, you MUST notify Rachel Lynch at the School of Art & Art History Main Office, FAH 231, (813) 974-3660, rhedrick@usf.edu to approve completion of your certificate in order for it to be included on your permanent USF transcript.

Additional Certificate Requirements

GPA Requirement

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the certificate coursework is required.

Grade Requirement

Courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis. The minimum acceptable grade for each course for the certificate is a C (not a C-).

This certificate is only for degree-seeking students in any major.

All art classes must be taken in-person. A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit used to satisfy the requirements of a certificate must be from USF courses; at least 50 percent of the required coursework must be earned from the institution awarding the certificate.