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 University of Utah College of Fine Arts faculty and programs challenge, immerse and ultimately prepare the committed student
for a rewarding career in the modern workforce. The College is home to the Schools
of Dance and Music, the Departments of Art & Art History, Film & Media Arts, and Theatre.
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Department of 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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School of Dance
The School of Dance, housed within the Marriott Center for Dance on the campus of
the NASD-accredited University of Utah, is an educational community committed to diversity,
equity and inclusion. Facilitating the growth and success of tomorrow’s dance artists,
the various BFA and MFA programs offer comprehensive courses of study that explore
possibility and honor tradition -- positioning dance as a continually evolving art,
where embodied knowledge and artistic research are experienced through diverse creative,
physical, intellectual, pedagogical and cultural practices.
Home to the acclaimed Ballet and Modern Dance Programs, the School of Dance boasts
renowned faculty and offers students a wide range of subjects and opportunities including
ballet and contemporary techniques, jazz, West African, music, performance, choreography,
improvisation, screendance, theory, pedagogy, kinesiology and interdisciplinary explorations.
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Department of Film & Media Arts
Honoring the rich traditions and shared history of moving image making and study,
The Department of Film & Media Arts at the University of Utah develops and supports
independent artists across the spectrum of contemporary film and media arts, and prepares
graduates to be active participants in the evolving media landscape.
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School of Music
With world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and an inclusive, student-focused,
learning environment, the School of Music fosters the next generation of performers,
composers, scholars, and educators. Students receive a personalized, rigorous, and
transformative education to become experienced, career-ready musicians.
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Department of Theatre
The Department of Theatre provides students with rigorous training, independent learning
opportunities, and outlets for creative exploration in pursuit of a deeper understanding
of the discipline, craft, and art of theatre. Our curriculum is designed to prepare
students for advanced graduate work, as well as careers in theatre and related fields.
As members of a research-intensive institution, our faculty engage in cutting-edge
collaborations that allow our students to expand their horizons for both education
and employment. We are committed to taking measurable actions in our programs and
productions to foster equity and diversity, prioritize inclusion and representation,
and promote personal wellness and responsibility.
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The Arts Teaching Program in the College of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary academic
program that prepares and trains educators to work authentically alongside children,
youth, and citizens in a wide variety of educational, community, and artistic contexts.
In response to the collaborative and expansive work the field of arts education has
grown to encompass, the College of Fine Arts seeks to meet the demands of more interdisciplinary
practice. The program provides educators and teaching artists opportunities to not
only teach the arts in their traditional forms, but also in ways that promote interpersonal,
social, political, and environmental action.
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