University of South Florida (USF) College of The Arts (CoTA)

Student Clubs & Organizations


College of The Arts Council

The College of the Arts Council seeks to bring together the disciplines of Art & Art History, Music, Theatre, Architecture & Community Design, and Dance. Within the Council, each discipline has it's own elected representative. The Council seeks to involve students both in their respective colleges and those in other areas further in the Arts. 


The School encourages other University students, not pursuing the Master in Architecture degree, to enroll in its numerous undergraduate and graduate course as electives within their individual majors.

Architecture College Council (ACC)

ACC is a Student government organization established for students interested in architecture.

Contact: Leonardo Moranti

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) USF Chapter

The national student organization focuses on supporting students in the architecture program through collaboration, training and practice. For more information visit:

Contact: Derek Pirozzi

Annual Beaux Arts Ball

An annual ball that is organized by both AIAS and ACC. This well established event is in its 21st year.

Art & Art History


Art History Association

Student organization focuses on promoting the scholarship of Art History by facilitating relationships among students, faculty and the greater community.

Contact: Caitlin Kaelber

MFA Organization

Student organization focusing on graduate studio students in Art and Art History, but open to all USF students.

Contact: Sarah Kelly

BFA Organization

Student organization focusing on supporting the painting and drawing programs through exhibitions at galleries on and off-campus.

Contact: Samantha Newton

Li'l Muddies Fun Bunch

Student organization focusing on the Ceramic Arts outside the classroom.

Contact: Alejandro Martinez

Photography Club

Student organization focusing on supporting the photo program through the organization of exhibitions at on and off-campus galleries.

Contact: Nicole Abbett


Down & Dirty Printmaking Collective

Student organization focusing on teaching and promoting printmaking.

Contact: Kevin Tsoi-A-Sue




Collegiate Music Educators National Conference

The collegiate level allows students like Music Education students to get a head start on their professions. CMENC allows its members to get different kinds of experience that will help them in the Music Education field ranging from experience in teaching to experience in organizing concerts. They also do philanthropic events and try to help schools in the area by doing things like benefit concerts.

Contact: Kate McDuffie

Gospel Choir at USF

USF Gospel Choir performs African American Gospel Music and Spirituals. For more information email

Herd of Thunder Marching Band & Pep Band

The USF "Herd of Thunder" ("H.O.T.") Marching Band is 225+ members strong in 2009! The HOT Band performs at all USF home football games in the 75,000 seat Raymond James Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!), as well as selected away games and Bowl games. The Marching Band currently requires auditions for the Drumline and Colorguard, but all wind players with previous band experience are accepted.


Kappa Kappa Psi

For more information email Lindsey Dean

Phi Mu Alpha

The Object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.

For more information email Brian McCarthy

Sigma Alpha Iota

For more information email Erin Monahan


Membership for all ensembles is open to all students by audition, regardless of major!

  • Chamber Singers
  • Jazz Ensembles (Big Bands)
  • Jazz Chamber Ensembles (Combos)
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Symphony Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • University Singers
  • Wind Ensemble
For ensemble audition information please visit:

Chamber Groups

Also, there are many chamber groups including:

  • brass ensembles
  • percussion ensembles
  • string ensembles
  • woodwind ensembles
  • various combinations of instruments and voices, including opera


Theatre & Dance

Dance Education Organization

Student organization established for students interested in all aspects of dance education. Visit:

Student Dance Production Board

Opportunity for students interested in dance (dance majors, minors, or non-majors) to choreograph or perform in a dance concert (spring semester). Visit:

Student Theatre Production Board

Opportunity for students interested in theatre (theatre majors, minors, or non-majors) to be part of a theatre production (perform/direct/tech.) Visit:

All students are welcome to audition for upcoming theatre and/or dance productions. Auditions for productions will be posted on the website:

Non-major courses in both theatre and dance are also available (i.e. fundamentals of ballet, fundamentals of modern, introduction to dance, introduction to theatre, voice body improvisation, etc.)

Interested non-majors, who would like to take upper level dance technique courses, should audition for appropriate placement.

Tap at USF

President's Name: Nicole Cunningham
E-mail address:

As tap is not currently offered in the dance program at the University of South Florida, Tap at USF formed as an organization dedicated to studying the unique style. Tap at USF accepts all levels of dancers and is welcome to anyone currently studying at the University of South Florida.


Prospective Students


> Architecture & Community Design
> Art & Art History
> Music
> Theatre & Dance

Institute for Research in Art
> Contemporary Art Museum
> Graphicstudio

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