Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

College of Design, Art, and Performance

University of South Florida
College of Design, Art, and Performance
4202 E. Fowler Ave FAH110
Tampa, FL 33620

Web address: https://www.usf.edu/arts/
Email: cotadean@usf.edu

College Dean: Chris Garvin, M.F.A.
Associate Dean: Barton Lee

Mission Statement:

The mission of the College is to conduct research/professional practice that transforms art, performance, and design at the highest level which, in turn, enhances our ability to offer a world-class education to our students.

The College facilitates and promotes an interdisciplinary ecosystem that nurtures, prepares, and educates students and faculty to become creative leaders dedicated to promoting a more just society.

We aspire to elevate the level of inquiry and discourse within and beyond the classroom while we innovate and create new approaches, crafts, methodologies, and skills that change creative practice and arts disciplines as our global context evolves.

Major Research Areas:

Contact the College for information on graduate programs in Architecture, Urban & Community Design, Art Studio , Art History, Music Performance, and Music Education. https://www.usf.edu/arts/academics/ 

College Requirements

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of Design, Art, and Performance provides an enriched, creative, and professional environment for graduate studies in architecture, urban and community design, art, art history, and music. Please see our academic programs and areas of study to begin your path towards a Master or Doctoral degree.  https://www.usf.edu/arts/academics/ 

College Activities and Events

The College of Design, Art, and Performance arranges a full schedule of concerts, plays, lectures, exhibitions, and workshops featuring students, faculty, and visiting artists/scholars. Events are open to the general public and are presented both during the day and in the evening.  Refer to the College website for event and schedule information.

Programs may be viewed on the Programs by College/Department  page.