The Arts — Academic Programs
The arts on campus begins in the classroom. Whether that classroom is a welding shop, dance studio, concert hall, or a game-design space, the lessons taught there come from innovative and expert faculty who contribute to the esteemed national rankings that many of the U's arts programs enjoy.
College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts is committed to shaping the future of classical and contemporary arts through rigorous training that balances professional discipline with personal creativity and artistic leadership. It combines creative and innovative instruction and offers renowned programs in music, dance, film, theatre, and the visual arts.
Art & Art History
Learn More About Art & Art HistoryThe dynamic environment created within the department is fertile ground for those serious about art making, research, critical discourse and teaching. Art & Art History mentors students in innovation, critical thinking, craft and exploration, and creates exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.
Learn More About BalletThe Department of Ballet is an educational training center that prepares majors for professional performing and teaching careers, and encourages creative and scholarly research in undergraduate and graduate students. A balanced and comprehensive curriculum leads to the BFA degree with an emphasis in Performance, Character Dance, or Teaching. Each emphasis is fully supported with opportunities for performance and/or choreography through participation in Utah Ballet, Character Dance Ensemble, Ballet Ensemble, Ballet Showcase, Senior Concert, the close association with Ballet West, and through teaching experiences and independent study courses.
Film & Media Arts
Learn More About Film & Media ArtsFilm & Media Arts offers study in history, criticism and theory, as well as the creative and technical aspects of cinema. The department provides a scholarly, creative and professional approach to the study of film and media arts as it facilitates students creative and scholarly pursuits.
Learn More About Modern DanceThe Department of Modern Dance has a long, distinguished history of excellence that unites the world of academia with the world of professional dance. Ranked as one of the top programs in the country, our alumni have gone on to work internationally and nationally as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers, videographers and administrators.
Learn More About MusicThe School of Music educates professionally-oriented students in composition, conducting, instrumental performance, jazz studies, music education, musicology, music theory, pedagogy and vocal performance. Through rigorous musical and academic experiences, students achieve excellence.
Learn More About TheatreThe Department of Theatre’s faculty provides academic training, engaged learning and creative exploration for prepared students who wish to pursue careers in theatre and related fields or advanced graduate education. The department is committed to the highest standards of excellence, embraces equity and diversity, and promotes personal wellness and responsibility. It supports teaching, creative work, scholarship, and service that make a positive difference.
Entertainment Arts & Engineering
Learn More About Entertainment Arts & Engineering This interdisciplinary program between the School of Computing and the Department of Film and Media Arts focuses on the art (and science) of creating video games, computer animation, and special effects. Students from both disciplines work closely throughout their academic careers, reflecting the same collaboration found in the entertainment industry. Entertainment Arts & Engineering is offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, where it was recently named the No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the nation. Game on!