Student Work Galleries

Students are able to fully explore and enhance their skills because of the studios and learning spaces at the USF School of Art & Art History. You gain hands-on experience with a variety of tools and techniques, while working alongside fellow artists and receiving the guidance of faculty. A place for creativity, collaboration and critique, you will grow as a person and an artist in our studios.

Look through the galleries below to see some of the professional-quality work produced in our studios by our students.

Birds-eye view of the Master of Fine Arts studio spaces.
Artwork by Mikaela Williams

MFA Student Work Gallery

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the University of South Florida’s School of Art & Art History is an idea-centered program that encourages broad media exploration, interdisciplinary projects, and and engagement with current theoretical and cultural issues.

Image left: Artwork by Mikaela Williams.

Animation and Digital Modeling

Students taking animation and digital modeling classes at the University of South Florida created this selection of student design work. During these courses, students learn the foundations to create both 2D and 3D animations for fine art, film, games, and visualization.

Image right: Utopia by Christina Leccese.

3D artwork by Christina Leccese
Drawing by Kelsey Giamarino

Drawing

Adapting skills-based learning and research methodologies, the University of South Florida drawing program supports art-making as a process of inquiry that is continually sharpened by experience, knowledge and practice. Area faculty work closely with students in your drawing practice and to encourage you to consider art within international, national and regional contexts.

Image left: Drawing by Kelsey Giamarino

Photography

The Photography program at the University of South Florida encourages a broad range of experimentation with the expressive potentials of photography, as well as an awareness of contemporary practice and critical thinking on issues surrounding the medium. Students are encouraged to gain a grounding in history and criticism, while also maintaining a strong foundation in traditional photographic skills and techniques.

Image right: Photograph by Selina Roman

Photography by Selina Roman
Artwork by Jamie Bird

Sculpture and Extended Media

Within the past century the tradition of sculpture has vastly expanded to encompass every material, medium and context for the expression of ideas and forms in space and time, from traditional media to light, sound, time and the “real” to the virtual, whether realized in the ivory towers of the art world or in the street.

Image left: Performance and sculpture by Jamie Bird

Video

The Video curriculum at the University of South Florida offers a unique opportunity for artists to pursue a cutting-edge approach to Video, Sound, and Digital Media. The comprehensive digital arts program at USF offers students the ability to both develop expertise in specific digital tools and allows students the flexibility to combine classes to hone a student’s individual artistic voice.

Image right: Stills from Wall Fall by Hillary Jones, 9-channel video.

Video by Hillary Jones

If you would like to see the works of our students in person, we invite you to visit us at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. We feature student artwork throughout our Fine Arts Building (FAH) and host the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition and the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the on-campus Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery and USF Contemporary Art Museum respectively. Our biggest event of the year is ArtHouse, the annual arts extravaganza celebrating and showcasing the works of our students from all levels and disciplines. All our events are free and open to the public.