University Of Saint Francis

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis offers one of the largest Visual Art Programs among the private schools in the state of Indiana. It is one of seven universities in the state that is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The students and faculty actively exhibit their work, attend and present at national conferences and nurture an artistic environment that is both innovative and progressive. The quality of the work created at SOCA is outstanding.

To support the curriculum, SOCA provides a state-of-the-art facility, a vibrant lecture series, regional, national and international gallery exhibitions and opportunities to study abroad. Each program has its own club or organization which allows students to engage in extracurricular activities related to their area of study. Our active relationship with professionals in community arts organizations, internship programs and guest lectures reinforce the professional world of work outside the normal classroom experience. Students learn to develop and build networks that will help in their search for tha... [ Read All ]

Fort Wayne

United States

University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring Street
IN 46808
Phone: 260.434.7591

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Our Aims

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis is a creative, collaborative learning environment providing a personalized education for emerging artists, communicators and scholars.

You will study with distinguished faculty who are also award winning, published and exhibited artists, communicators and scholars.

We invite you to join an academic program that is recognized and accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). USF is one of 260 art schools accredited in the United States and one of only seven in the state of Indiana.

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis provides students with a solid education in the arts which encompasses both traditionally and technologically advanced methods of arts education. It facilitates learning and professional development for a diverse student body.

Franciscan values are promoted in the coursework and learning experience to provide for the personal growth of each student. The Associate Degree in Communication Arts and Graphic Design provides students with working knowledge in a specific concentration.

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Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Location and Getting there

University of Saint Francis is located near highway 24 approximately two miles west of downtown and approximately two miles east of interstate 69.  

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Information For  Undergraduates

Degrees Offered

Master of Arts:

Studio Art

Graduate Certificate:

Arts Administration

Bachelor of Arts:


Communication Arts & Graphic Design
Computer Art
Studio Art

Bachelor of Science:

Education; Visual Art – All Grade Major (grades K-12)
Education; Secondary Education Visual Arts (grades 9-12)
Music Technology

Associate of Arts:

Communication Arts & Graphic Design


Art History

Information For  International Students

Students from foreign countries who wish to study at the University of Saint Francis should start their correspondence eight to 12 months prior to enrollment and must meet the following requirements:
Submit a completed application and supporting documents.

Present official records of completion of academic work comparable to a secondary school program in the United States. All documentation in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations and a course-by-course evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES) or a similar organization.

Provide certification of English proficiency by earning a score of 500 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students who do not complete this requirement must demonstrate their mastery of English by completing an ESL (English as a Second Language) program prior to beginning their university course work.

Show proof of financial capability sufficient to meet all expenses for one year. Once an applicant has provided this documentation, and after the applicant has been accepted for academic admission, a deposit of $15...  [ Read All ]


Student Facilities

The Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center:

In the summer of 1998, the University purchased a former Standard Oil property and warehouse which was used from 1890 until the 1970s as a storage facility. The ground surrounding the buildings contained a petroleum product residue. The University of Saint Francis determined that this environmental Brownfield could be cleaned up and revitalized. This action would benefit the entire community and provide a home for the School of Creative Arts.

Today, what was once a useless site is now fully clean and serves a vital purpose for the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. The aesthetic qualities found in the renovated 41,000 square foot complex create an environment that is attractive and conducive to the creative process.

The buildings house studio space for all areas of art and communication, exhibition spaces, and professionally equipped video and computer facilities. There are 580 computer outlets in the facility allowing technology to be taken to all areas of the department. For a deeper building history, click here.

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How To Apply

The University of Saint Francis encourages applications from qualified students regardless of age, race, creed, gender, disability, or national origin.

The student body at the University of Saint Francis consists of students who enter directly out of high school, those who transfer from other colleges and universities, and adults who wish to expand their horizons or improve their position in life.  

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Amy Schreiber
Department Coordinator
The School of Creative Arts
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808