Art & Design Courses

USF Art and Design Courses Overview

Art & Design Courses Overview

The Art & Design department offers a range of courses that address contemporary and traditional foundations in graphic design, art history, photography, studio arts, and visual arts education. The core curriculum is couples traditional art and design practice with new art making methods. Students use this foundation to successfully complete the department’s goals for each student in intermediate and upper level courses.


Program Goals:

  • To gain an understanding of the visual arts in relation to culture and history
  • To introduce the student to historical and contemporary artistic and design practices
  • To provide an environment that fosters critical thinking in traditional to new art and design
  • To provide facilities that are current with industry standards in graphic design, photography and studio arts
  • To assist students in the preparation of a senior portfolio and thesis exhibition
  • To prepare Visual Arts Education students for teacher’s certification


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