Discover Our Academic Programs
As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of The Arts provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, community design, art, art history, music, theatre, and dance. Browse through our academic programs and areas of study to begin your path towards an inspiring career.
Architecture & Community Design
Art & Art History
USF Herd of Thunder Marching band performing during Homecoming in the stands at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
Ballet dancer on stage in Theatre 1 during the USF School of Theatre and Dance's Fall Dance Concert
Theatre & Dance
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.
- Thursday, March 14, 2019
USF Music Education Alumna Melissa Salguero is a Finalist for the $1 Million Global Teaching Prize
- Wednesday, March 20, 2019
MFA Art Student Lisa McCarthy Exhibits Artwork at National Juried Art Exhibition
- Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Art Student Celeste Newcomb is a Campus Movie Fest Finalist for her Film Boy’s Turn
- Monday, February 25, 2019
USF Instructor Erol Ozsever Helps Music Students and Non-majors Alike Advance Their Musicianship
- Friday, February 22, 2019
Professor of Art History Elisabeth Fraser Speaks on New Books Network Podcast
- Thursday, February 21, 2019
Civil War-Era Piano on Display Near USF Concert Hall