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The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Home to 24 degree programs, 11 minors, and a  Master of Arts in Professional Communication and  Master of Arts in Social and Emerging Media, CAL houses eight collaborative and innovative academic departments. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character Tweets and Snaps to enduring works of literature.

College Departments

Graduate Programs

Student Experience

Students in the College of Arts and Letters learn by doing and gain practical experience by working on air and online at UTTV: Spartan Television, WUTT the campus radio station, the student newspaper, The Minaret, or one of the many literary publications produced by the University of Tampa Press. The College leverages its downtown location to connect with the vibrant Tampa Bay arts and business communities and provides easy access to thousands of internship sites in everything from advertising and public relations to museum studies.

From day one, students in the College of Arts and Letters have access to world-class faculty, professional-grade facilities, and cutting-edge technology. Each year the College puts on hundreds of theatre productions, dance performances, music recitals, film screenings, lectures and art exhibits. It is a place where creativity, innovation and community thrive.

Ferman Center for the Arts

The Ferman Center for the Arts, which opened Spring 2021, provides a creative and transformative space for the fine and performing arts. Students studying music, art, design, speech, theatre, dance, communication, philosophy and film will enjoy four-stories of a visual and acoustic showcase. The building offers sound-insulated professional spaces, flexible performance staging, collaborative practice studios, study spaces and access to faculty offices. View more  technology and facilities.

Career Opportunities

CAL alumni have gone on to work for a variety of industries and are busy helping to create new ones as well. A number have also gone on to further their studies in some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate schools.


Scarfone-Hartley Gallery

CAL faculty and students put on over 125 exhibitions, recitals, performances and screenings a year in the heart of the Tampa Arts District.

CAL Events

Theatre performance

CAL alumni/ae go on to careers on the stage, in business, and in a wide variety of careers where creativity and innovation are key.

Speech, Theatre, and Dance

Student filming downtown

Students studying film and television have access to industry grade cameras and equipment, not to mention stunning locations.

Film and Television

Students listening to a speaker

Students in CAL learn from experienced faculty mentors who are published authors, nationally recognized artists and performers, and thought leaders in their fields.

English and Writing

Orchestra Students

College of Arts and Letters students have the chance to perform and showcase their talents in a variety of stunning venues on campus.

Music