The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts (SOCA) 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.

Current Events:

Phil Schurger “Echoes of the Ancestors” Album Release Party

Friday, September 29 — 7:30 p.m. at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center
University of Saint Francis music instructor Phil Schurger is releasing a new album with a concert and release party. The music Schurger presents on “Echoes of the Ancestors” is the expression of a dynamic journey through ten years of meditative and musical process. Schurger is also offering a free Jazz Masters Class with his Chicago-based group on September 29 at 5 p.m. in the USF Music Technology Center.

Second City Theatre Chicago Guest Residency and Workshops

The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis is presenting Second City Theatre Chicago (SCTC) for a guest artist residency. Based on the work of Viola Spolin, Second City has established itself as the world’s leading school of improvisation and has developed an adaptive program for people with developmental disabilities. The residency will feature the following:
•    Opening Keynote Session: Thursday, 10/5 — 7-8:30 p.m.
•    Workshop for Students: Friday, 10/6 — 3-5 p.m.
•    Workshop for Community Professionals: Friday, 10/6 — 6:30-8:30 p.m.
•    Workshop for Jesters Participants: Saturday, 10/7 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All events will take place in the University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium.

Denise Stewart-Sanabria, “Virtual Reality”

September 9 through October 12, 2017
Opening Presidential Gala on Saturday September 9 from 6-9pm
Denise Stewart-Sanabria will be creating a gallery installation for her exhibition – “Virtual Reality.” She is known for her larger-than-life-size, figure drawings created with charcoal on birch plywood. Each drawing is self-standing which creates a juxtaposition between both 2-D and 3-D space. She will fill the gallery with numerous figures creating a social narrative between the viewing audience and her installation.

This Exhibit and Lecture are sponsored by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Sister Act

The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!
•    Friday, November 3 – 8 p.m.
•    Saturday, November 4 – 8 p.m.
•    Sunday, November 5 – 2 p.m.
•    Friday, November 10 – 8 p.m.
•    Saturday, November 11 – 8 p.m.
•    Sunday, November 12 – 2 p.m.