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
The 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.
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The 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.
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Film & Media Arts
Film & 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.
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The 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
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The 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.
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The 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.
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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!
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