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The Tampa Bay area, consisting of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, is not only Florida’s most populous metropolitan area, but also its most affluent. Given its cultural diversity (with its strong Latino presence, it is considered one of the most integrated American cities), coupled with its beautiful beaches, ideal climate, and lack of a state income tax, it is no wonder why so many people call Tampa their home. While the city does not have a clear art district, there are plenty of neighborhoods that offer a variety of art spaces and attractions. Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor City, for example, used to maintain a thriving artistic enclave replete with studios, book stores, and cafes appealing to the bohemian mindset. Unfortunately, as more people discovered this treasure just north of downtown, the neighborhood experienced some serious gentrification and, as a result, many of the artists have left. However, Ybor city still has a lot to offer including the Ybor City Museum, the Columbia Restaurant and Museum, Hoffman-Porges Gallery, Brad Cooper Gallery, and Gaspar’s Grotto, all of which can be most enjoyed on Ybor City’s gallery night on the second Wednesday of each month. Additionally, Tampa’s downtown area is home to the Tampa Museum of Art, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and Channelside, a 230,000 square-foot dining and entertainment center adjacent to the Florida Aquarium. There has also recently been a strong push by community members and organizations such as Art Movement to further enhance the downtown waterfront area and, through this, incorporate more art attractions. Finally, St. Petersburg is where you’ll find most of the best of Tampa’s art scene as it hosts the internationally famous Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and the Museum of Fine Art. These, along with a great number of galleries, are best enjoyed during “Sunsational Museums Month”, a celebration of the arts with special events and discounts throughout the month of November. Ultimately, Tampa is a city set on forward progress in the arts and the momentum to create real support for area artists seems to be growing. A quick car ride can take art students to any of the numerous attractions, or a single visit to Lynn Ash’s mural “The Story of Tampa”, located in the Tampa Municipal Office Building, masterfully illustrates all that the city has to offer and to celebrate.
|Enrollment:||35,081 (full population, Tampa Bay campus)|
|Programs:||Art Studio (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and electronic media/video/performance), Art History|
|Degrees:||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts|
|Features:||Art House is a yearly event exhibiting student work; the University of South Florida's Contemporary Art Museum features a juried student show annually; Graphicstudio, an art studio and printshop, has hosted artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist; Galleries include the student run Centre Gallery and the William and Nancy Oliver Gallery; the university received first-tier research university status by the Carnegie Foundation;|
|Noted Alumni:||Mark Consuelos, Gallagher, Drake Hogestyn, Ulysses Jackson, Derrick J. Johnson, Joybubbles, Tony La Russa, Ann Ligouri, Lobo, Robert Stackhouse, Kurt Wimmer, Tony Zappone, Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan, did not graduate), Elayne Boosler (did not graduate), and Lauren Hutton (did not graduate)|
|Additional Information:||Also maintains branch campuses in St. Petersburg (which offers Graphic Design),Sarasota, and Lakeland.|
|Programs:||Art (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, art history); Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Art with Pre-Professional Concentration in Art Therapy; Arts Administration and Management; Electronic Media Art and Technology|
|Degrees:||Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Science|
|Features:||The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery features work by renowned artists as well as students, alumni and faculty; The R.K. Bailey Art Studios opened in fall 2003 and provides a 30,000 square-foot space for drawing, printmaking, painting and ceramics studios, an art library, photography laboratory and darkroom; STUDIO-f visiting artist program has brought to campus such prominent artists as Louisa Chase, Ed Paschke and Audrey Flack; Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and American Association of Museums: The Henry B. Plant Museum; Every student room has Internet and e-mail connections (a plug per pillow); 95 percent of all UT students who apply to graduate school are admitted|
|Programs:||Merchandising, Marketing and Design, Recording Arts, Digital Movie Production, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Digital Photography, Digital Production, Fashion Design & Marketing, Computer Animation, Applied Media Arts|
|Degrees:||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Science, Master of Fine Arts|
|Features:||Strut: Annual Fashion Show & Design Expo; Study Abroad Program (Japan & Italy); Sponsored every year, hard work and creativity is on display at the Spring Portfolio Review, designed to showcase student work; Resources/ Amenitites include well-equipped computer labs, a learning resource center, and a fitness center|
|Programs:||Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, Advertising, Game Art & Design, Interior Design, and Media Arts & Animation|
|Degrees:||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts|
|Features:||Resources include Career Services, internship programs, and a variety of student organizations; Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Additional Information:||A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design|