Discover Our Academic Programs
Your love for art brought you here. You have stories you want to tell, ideas you can’t wait to try. You’re excited about exploring cultural and social issues through art. Here you’ll find the tools to take you there, because the USF School of Art & Art History has the community, curriculum, facilities and passion to support your goals and growth.
Master of Fine Arts
Areas of Study
Screenshot of a 3D animation student art project.
Performance art by MFA student, Bahareh Khoshooee, in the USF Contemporary Art Museum
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
Minors and Certificates
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.
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Creative Pinellas: Latinx Artists Explore Culture Through the Senses in "Arroz con Frijoles"
- Thursday, June 13, 2019
Veteran and USF Art Graduate Travis Pendergrass Reexamines Painful Memories Through Photography Exhibition
- Thursday, May 23, 2019
MFA Candidate Jezabeth Roca Gonzalez Explores Tensions of Migrant Life in the US through "Fabrication of Self"
- Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Professor of Art Noelle Mason Wins Solo Exhibition Award, Will Exhibit Works in Portland
- Friday, January 10, 2020
USF Art History Professor Esra Akin-Kivanç Reconstructs History of Islamic Mirror Calligraphy
- Wednesday, January 8, 2020
USF Art Professor Jason Lazarus Talks Webcams and Protest with Vice News