• THE PARTY!

    NEW: Join THE PARTY for its big kick-off dance party in the UMFA with a red carpet, DJ Lishus, games, food, free stuff and art on 9/4 from 8-11p

  • Mormons and Movies

    We have a brand new course dedicated to the study of Mormon filmmaking taught by Sundance co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen. Learn more here. 

  • Arts on the rise

    Arts Pass on the University of Utah campus just had another record-breaking year. Read more about the juicy details here.

The Finer Points Blog

Message from Dean Tymas-Jones; Join with us as we celebrate arts on campus
08-25-2015
Here in the College of Fine Arts, we are excited for another extraordinary year of dance, music, film, visual art, and theatre.One word could describe the state of the arts on the University of Utah campus: Momentum. With the incredible influx of students attending arts events, both professional and student produced, I am inspired by their desire to engage with the arts as a vital...
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Experience the arts, one Party at a time
08-17-2015
Guest post by Duncan Cox, Emerging Leaders Intern, Film & Media ArtsLet’s be honest: It’s not very fun to go to the movies alone. It’s boring, awkward, and worst of all, lonely.  This train of thought has contributed to an interesting trend in arts attendance – a downward trend nationwide. One of the biggest factors in determining whether or not people will attend arts events...
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Get ready for the U’s annual Arts Bash!
08-12-2015
Make sure to stop by the Marriott Library Plaza on Wednesday, Sept. 2 any time between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Arts Bash, the largest arts celebration on the University of Utah campus. And it’s FREE!This massive party aims to highlight the academic units within the College, professional arts on campus, and all the ways students can access the arts for free or nearly-free...
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Chamber Music Program shines at German festival
08-03-2015
The University of Utah School of Music’s international presence continues to grow. With the Chamber Choir earning top recognition among the world’s most respected choirs, it is no surprise that the Strings and Chamber Music Studies area has entered into the global music arena. Currently, the highly respected Graduate String Quartet and another group of string students are performing at the Saarburg Music Festival in...
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Bountiful Davis Art Center names recital stage in faculty member Lenora Brown’s honor
07-21-2015
School of Music faculty member Lenora Brown was recently honored by the Bountiful Davis Art Center with a recital stage named in her honor. The Lenora Ford Brown Recital Stage features a Steinway Model B piano—a gift made possible by the generosity of community members.“This tremendous support speaks to the legacy of Lenora Ford Brown and the impact she has had on the community,” said...
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Department of Film & Media Arts and Tanner Humanities Center Announce New Mormons and Movies Course
07-20-2015
Beginning fall 2015, the University of Utah Department of Film of Media Arts and the Tanner Humanities Center will be offering a new course that will critically explore the way Mormons have been portrayed, and portrayed themselves, in feature and documentary films. The title is Mormons and Movies FILM 4210–002 and it will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45-3:30 p.m. in MBH 302. The...
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U Ballet Character Dance Ensemble Visits Hungary for Research Excursion
07-19-2015
The University of Utah's Department of Ballet Character Dance Ensemble recently returned from a research excursion to Hungary. Eight members of the company traveled to Budapest for a week-long workshop at the Hungarian Dance Academy. While at the academy, the dancers studied ballet, folk dance, and also added new choreography to their performance repertoire, featuring the Hungarian Csárdás. In addition, the students presented an interactive performance...
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Introducing the new chair of the Department of Art & Art History: Paul Stout
07-17-2015
Congratulations to Paul Stout, the new chair of the Department of Art & Art History!Having joined the Department in fall 2001 with a one-year appointment, Stout was soon after offered a tenure-track position. Teaching within the Sculpture/Intermedia area, Stout works with both undergraduate and graduate students and instructs in everything from traditional metal and wood sculpture to electronic art, video, performance, and installation.“It is interesting...
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