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The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Home to 22 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

Student Experience

Students in CAL engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities and gain practical experience while pursuing their degrees. Whether on the stage in the historic Falk Theatre or the stunning Sykes Chapel for Faith and Values or on air and online at the campus TV or radio stations, students in CAL learn by doing. CAL is home to over 125 events annually that showcase the talents of our majors in the humanities, visual and performing arts and emerging technologies. Students in CAL can also take advantage of working for the student newspaper, screening their films in the Reeves Theatre, having their work published in the campus literary magazine, gaining hands on experience at The University of Tampa Press and Book Arts Studio or at one of hundreds of other high-profile internship sites just off campus in downtown Tampa.

Ferman Center for the Arts

The Ferman Center for the Arts, opening Fall 2020, will provide 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.

art 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


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

Film and Television

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


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