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Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design or Electronic and Digital Media
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $4,099 (Tampa) or $3,677 (St. Petersburg), nonresidents $12,747 (Tampa) or $12,331 (St. Petersburg) for the 2010 – 2011 school year
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
140 Seventh Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Scope of Program:
The University of South Florida offers its Graphic Design undergraduate program at its St. Petersburg campus. Students must complete prerequisite courses in visual art history, drawing and studio art before applying to the program. A portfolio is required for admission to the Graphic Design concentration. Accepted students take coursework in typography, graphic design, visual communication, multimedia systems, digital media and visual design for the internet. Students complete a portfolio and may participate in a practicum or internship. A senior thesis is required. Electronic and Digital Media students focus on pre- and post-production, narrative video, digital imaging, animation, web art and Flash animation.
All students must buy a MacBook Pro laptop computer and design software. Florida residents are encouraged to apply for Bright Futures scholarships. Need-based and merit scholarships are available, including USF Foundation and Art Department scholarships.