College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts

 

History and Overview

The College of Fine Arts provides instruction for students who seek professional careers in the arts, offers creative opportunities for all students at the university, and presents cultural events and services for members of the community. The curricula in the College of Fine Arts are intended for students who plan to:

  • enter professional careers in fine arts, design, music, dance, and theatre
  • teach in schools, colleges or universities, and private studios
  • work in allied fields
  • pursue graduate study

In addition to providing rich educational experiences and programs in the arts, the college brings national recognition to the university through the high level of professionalism associated with the faculty and the competence of students and graduates. The College of Fine Arts mirrors the aspirations set for the University of Florida: to "be among the best universities in the world," and among "the best 15 in this country." Therefore, it is the mission of the college to provide the very best programs in teaching, artistic/creative expression, scholarship, and service.

The college grew out of the School of Architecture, which was established in 1925. In 1975, the College of Architecture and Fine Arts was divided into two colleges, the College of Architecture and the College of Fine Arts. Since its establishment, the College of Fine Arts has become an increasingly vital unit of the university community.

The divisions of the college are:

Libraries

The University Libraries include an Architecture and Fine Arts (AFA) Library, Education Library and a Music Library that contain the largest collections of their kind in the Southeast. Together they provide books, musical scores, leading American and international periodicals, playscripts, videos, subject files, microtexts, CDís, tape and disk recordings, and other materials for undergraduate and graduate studies. The AFA Library maintains a Rare Books Collection for scholarly research. A rich collection of serials, ephemera and reference materials dealing with the performing arts has been gathered into the Belknap Collection, located in the main library.

Visual Resources Center

This facility serves the faculties of the College of Fine Arts and the College of Architecture as well as the university at large. Students may use the facility when they have been assigned in-class presentations or lectures that require the use of visual resources. The collection includes more than 200,000 slides, photographs and study prints.

Majors, Specializations, Minors

Baccalaureate, masterís and doctoral degree programs are fully accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Major / Specialization

Minor

Degree

Credits

Art Education

No

BA

129

Art History

Yes

BA

120

Art Studies

No

BA

120

 

Visual Art Studies
Digital Arts and Sciences

Art Studio

No

BFA

120

 

Ceramics
Drawing
Electronic Inter-media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture

CreativePhotography

No

BFA

120

Dance

Yes

BFA

124

Graphic Design

No

BFA

120

Music

No

BM

120

 

Composition
Music in Combination with Outside Field
Theory
Performance-Instrumental, Vocal

Music

Yes

BA

120

 

Ethnomusicology
History and Literature
Performance
Theory and Composition

Music Education

No

BM

 
 

Choral

 

134

 

Choral/Keyboard

 

132

 

Instrumental

 

137

Theatre

No

BFA

124

 

Acting
Costume Design
Lighting-Technical Design
Music Theatre
Scene Design
Theatre

Drama Education

No

BA

132

General Theatre

Yes

BA

120

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