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About the College


College of the Arts Mission

The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence and innovation across disciplines.  We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. 

University Mission

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation.  We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world.  Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.

The Arts and Creativity in the Research Intensive University:
The University of Florida College of the Arts 2017-2021 Strategic Plan