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.

Commemorate the Future of SOCA

Donate to the Rick and Louise Cartwright Scholarship

Our past adventures have given us many reasons to honor the future of SOCA. From our creative, collaborative learning environment and personalized education, to our students, alumni, faculty, and staff – our community is worth celebrating. Join us in celebrating by sharing a memory or making a gift to the Rick and Louise Cartwright Scholarship Fund.

Current Events:

42nd SOCA Student Exhibition

April 7-May 2
Weatherhead Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St

This exhibition features work by students currently enrolled at the School of Creative Arts. All studio art, communication arts and graphic design, computer art, film and music technology will be on display. In conjunction with the reception, there will be live performances and concerts at the performing arts center. The awards ceremony will also be at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center on the downtown USF campus.

Sensing Beauty: A Multi-Sensory Art Experience

April 11-May 12
Lupke Gallery, 2702 Spring Street

University of Saint Francis students create art with the visually impaired through a service-learning partnership with League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. This exhibition is a service-learning partnership between the League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. and SOCA Communication and Photography students. This student-led art exhibition will challenge the viewer’s perception of beauty and art. Students interviewed League consumers – people living without sight – “What does beauty mean to you?” The resulting stories were turned into a photography art exhibit that encourages viewers to experience beauty with all of their senses. The exhibit runs until May 12. It is free and open to the public. The Lupke Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m..