About the MFA at USF

Our nationally-ranked Master of Fine Arts degree is an idea-centered program encouraging broad media exploration, interdisciplinary projects, and engagement with current theoretical and cultural issues.

It provides a dynamic atmosphere with ongoing opportunities for dialogue with the faculty, other graduate students and a world-class program of visiting artists, critics and scholars.

Our MFA students enjoy individual studios that provide both privacy and access to learn from one another, with twenty-four hour access to facilities. 

Our generous financial assistance packages include Graduate Assistantships with stipends, tuition waivers and the opportunity to teach courses, assist professors – or – work alongside some of the most notable artists today at USF's Institute for Research in Art. We also provide fellowships, full scholarships and annual research and travel awards specifically for our Graduate Students.

The MFA @ USF is located in Tampa, a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic city in an urban area with a population of more than three million. The region offers rich experiential raw material for artmaking, outstanding museums and alternative exhibition and performance spaces, the lively nightlife of Latin-flavored Ybor City, and nearby beaches. For getting away – we recommend our well-established Paris Summer Art Program, our excursions to London and the Venice Biennial, our regular field trips to New York, or our exchange programs throughout the world.

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