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Kenrick on stage with a microphone. The screen behind him says, rap-along chart, and has pictures on it. The audience is packed with students raising their hands.

USF College of The Arts inspires local K-12 students through new outreach program

The University of South Florida College of The Arts is piloting an outreach program to bring interactive music, theater and dance performances to students in Hillsborough County Public Schools – a reflection of USF’s commitment to community engagement.

February 1, 2023Community Partnerships, University News

Andrea Coloma stands in front of a future Orion capsule under construction.

USF student illustrates children’s book for NASA

Andrea Coloma has interned with NASA five times, working on a variety of 2D and 3D illustration and animation projects. Her fifth internship concluded with the creation of an educational children's book about the Artemis I mission.

January 13, 2023Student Success

A group of dancers wearing plaid toss a dancer into the air

All USF College of The Arts performances to be offered for free

Effective immediately, USF’s College of The Arts will now offer tickets to all of its events free of charge. In addition, the college will begin to schedule some weekday matinees to provide options for individuals who may not be able to attend evening or weekend performances.

September 8, 2022University News

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USF offers first look at new creative space with Contemporary Art Museum expansion into St. Petersburg

Build-out underway for a new gallery in the Warehouse Arts District.

February 21, 2022University News

Small classroom with architecture tables

Arts programming expands at USF’s St. Petersburg campus

Several courses focused on the arts industry and architecture will be offered for the first time on USF’s St. Petersburg campus starting this fall semester.

July 19, 2021University News

Dancers performing “Reverberation: NightLite” in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo Credit, Charlotte Suarez

Keeping the performing arts performing during a pandemic

As theaters and performance halls remain shuttered due to COVID-19, a University of South Florida dance professor is exploring new ways to connect the public to the art of movement.

October 6, 2020University News

A sculpture featuring two African American children engrossed in a book at Tampa's C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library

New digitally produced sculpture celebrates African American history in Tampa Bay

In the garden of Tampa’s C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library sits a life-size bronze sculpture designed to celebrate the community that surrounds it and inspire those who come across it.

September 16, 2020University News

Chris Garvin

USF appoints new dean for College of The Arts

The University of South Florida today announced Chris Garvin as the new dean for the College of The Arts, which consists of the Schools of Architecture & Community Design, Art & Art History, Music, and Theater and Dance.

June 12, 2020University News

Screen shot of a video conference class with pubilc health students.

Various disciplines incorporating COVID-19 into lesson plans

USF faculty members are finding palpable teaching opportunities to engage students while social distancing. Many have added the coronavirus to their syllabus, using real-life examples and online tools to meet educational requirements.

April 27, 2020COVID-19, University News

Michael Congdon on a shoot for USF Athletics

USF photography workshop giving valuable exposure to local veteran

When Michael Congdon medically retired from the U.S. Army, a future in photography was not something he had in mind. But, thanks to an out-of-the-box suggestion from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and support from USF staff and faculty, the former soldier found a passion for the artform and is already earning national exposure for his work.

April 21, 2020University News

Art Exhibit at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

USF art exhibit is reimagined for social distancing

Master of Fine Art students worked closely with USF’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) staff to reimagine their thesis exhibition, “Battin’ a Hundred,” into an online experience of their final projects. Opening night was held virtually through a video conferencing call, with about 170 alumni, students, family and faculty attendees.

April 15, 2020COVID-19, University News

Student works on ipad during animation class

USF College of The Arts Aims to Develop New Degree in Animation

The University of South Florida's College of The Arts prepares to open its second state-of-the-art animation studio, as the development of a new degree track is underway.

November 4, 2019University News

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