Undergraduate Programs

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts (SOCA) offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs with multiple areas of concentration to help you develop as a dedicated artist, dancer, musician, designer, communicator or scholar. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to express your talents and achieve your career goals. In addition to challenging classes, you will also be able to take advantage of opportunities that promote and support creativity, leadership and service, such as:

  • Access to studios and other facilities 24/7
  • Gallery and lecture programs
  • Training using cutting-edge technology
  • Access to private studio space
  • Sophomore and senior portfolio reviews
  • A senior capstone seminar
  • Internships
  • Responsibility for assignments and projects
  • Strong relationships with community arts organizations
  • Theatrical productions
  • Musical groups such as Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band and University Singers

Degree Programs

SOCA offers degree programs in the following areas:

  • Art History (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Education; Visual Art PK-12 (Bachelor of Science)
  • Communication (Bachelor of Arts) Concentrations in public relations; organizational communication; and film, video and media production
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts) Concentrations in illustration, photography, and web design
  • Animation (Bachelor of Arts) Concentrations in visual effects and character animation
  • Dance (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts)
  • Museum Studies (Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts)
  • Music Technology (Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science) Concentrations in music technology sales, marketing and management; recording, engineering and production; and audio for the creative arts
  • Pre-Art Therapy (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Studio Art (Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts) Concentrations in 3/D studio art, 2/D studio art, and photography


  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Museum Studies
  • Music Technology
  • Sequential Art
  • Speech
  • Studio Art – 2-D
  • Studio Art – 3-D
  • Studio Art – Photography
  • Visual Development

SOCA offers a variety of course formats in accordance with the credit hour policy.