The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis is a creative, collaborative learning environment that provides a personalized education. Accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), SOCA is dedicated to helping you express your talents and achieve your career goals in the visual arts, communication, dance, music, music technology and theatre.

You will work alongside faculty members in a collaborative and progressive creative environment, supported by state-of-the-art facilities. By actively exhibiting and performing your work and attending and presenting at national conferences, you will gain hands-on experience in your field of choice.

Upcoming Events:

The Wizard of Oz

Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.
Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy as she rides a twister into the merry and troubled land of Oz and learns that no matter how far our journeys take us – there’s no place like home.
Show times are:
•    Friday, November 4 – 8 p.m.
•    Saturday, November 5 – 8 p.m.
•    Sunday, November 6 – 2 p.m.
•    Friday, November 11 – 8 p.m.
•    Saturday, November 12 – 8 p.m.
•    Sunday, November 13 – 2 p.m.
Tickets are available through ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 or online anytime at Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.

“Wizard of Oz Tour” at DeBrand

A meet-and-greet and “Wizard of Oz Tour” at DeBrand Fine Chocolates at 10105 Auburn Park Drive on October 30 from 1-4 p.m. will give visitors a chance to tour the famous chocolatier’s facility and meet characters from “Oz.”  DeBrand staff members will lead tours as DeBrand cooks in each kitchen will make something different to taste, including chocolate centers, ice cream and melted chocolate, and offer whole chocolate samples. Guests can take photos and get autographs from “Oz” characters, and purchase tickets for the USF play.   Tickets for the “Wizard of Oz” DeBrand event are $10 and can be purchased at or at the door on October 30. Each guest will receive a voucher to redeem that day for $10 off a DeBrand purchase of $25 or more.  Information about show times and ticket prices for USF’s “The Wizard of Oz” performances are available at  For more information about the DeBrand event, go to or