Arts, Humanities and Design Degrees
St. Petersburg College has built a long tradition of educating students in all areas of the arts, including studio art, photography, digital and graphic arts, theater, dance, music and the music and entertainment industry.
Art in motion
Digital arts and media technologies have changed how we learn, entertain ourselves and interact with each other. Discover how our degrees can help turn your passion for capturing sights and sounds into an exciting career.
Prepare for a career in today’s music industry
Whether you want to be in the spotlight as a performer or work behind the scenes in production, St. Petersburg College's Music Industry Recording Arts Program will help you develop real world skills for today's music industry jobs.
Explore your creative side with our Visual Arts programs
Immerse yourself in the arts through our classes in pottery, sculpture and painting. At SPC, you can explore your creative side or get ready for your four-year major.
Be a star
At SPC, our small classes put you on the big stage. As a performer and artist, you'll enjoy the latest facilities, where our talented professors instruct and mentor you, and concert halls and theaters where you can shine.
Explore our professional-grade art and culture venues
SPC boasts a variety of state-of-the-art performance venues, exhibit galleries and museums where your talents take center stage.
My professors instilled in me a curiosity to discover everything that inspires me.
This internship has offered me a second chance at life.
PetrelliMusic Industry Recording Arts A.S. Degree
Performing with the Florida Orchestra was like a childhood fantasy that I was living out.
SPC has given me such a solid foundation as a musician.
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The Career Services Department at St. Petersburg College's Gibbs campus is hosting a Career Exploration Workshop for Arts and Humanities majors, or for those considering a career in the arts or humanities field.
<img width="1200" height="600" src="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/african_american_history_arts.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="African American History Month Banner for Arts, Humanities and Design" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/african_american_history_arts.png 1200w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/african_american_history_arts-300x150.png 300w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/african_american_history_arts-768x384.png 768w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/african_american_history_arts-1024x512.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" />James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Chinua Achebe, Amiri Baraka, and Esther “Baby Esther” Jones are among those African American History Month heroes honored at a Tarpon Springs Campus display celebrating African American history in February.
<img width="1180" height="755" src="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Symposium_2018.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="St. Petersburg College music students" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Symposium_2018.jpg 1180w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Symposium_2018-300x192.jpg 300w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Symposium_2018-768x491.jpg 768w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/Symposium_2018-1024x655.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1180px) 100vw, 1180px" />Five St. Petersburg College music students won awards at the 2018 Florida College System Activities Association's Winter Music Symposium.
St. Petersburg College’s Music Industry Recording Arts student Vincent Demor recently won the distinguished 2018 National Association of Music Merchants President’s Innovation Award.
<img width="476" height="372" src="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/11/poetry-trail2.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="students looking at poetry trail signs" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/11/poetry-trail2.jpg 476w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/11/poetry-trail2-300x234.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 476px) 100vw, 476px" />Visitors to the Seminole Campus Boardwalk can now scan QR codes to enjoy poetry inspired by nature as they stroll.
<img width="2044" height="1535" src="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/P1190647-2.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Creative Career Summit Al Pitrelli Q and A" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/P1190647-2.jpg 2044w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/P1190647-2-300x225.jpg 300w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/P1190647-2-768x577.jpg 768w, https://blog.spcollege.edu/arts-humanities-design-educational-information/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/P1190647-2-1024x769.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 2044px) 100vw, 2044px" />SPC's first Creative Career Summit brought successful artists like Al Pitrelli, Esteban Valdez, and Josh Sullivan to the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus to speak to creatives among students and the community.