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The Finer Points is the official blog of the University of Utah College of Fine Arts, delivering the news about the experiences and achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and inviting the community to the incredible and diverse offerings of our college.

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The Creative Currency: A Study of Utah’s Creative Economy
09-27-2016
In 2013, the University of Utah College of Fine Arts was one of the many universities across the nation to participate in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project’s (SNAAP) survey of tens of thousands of alumni who graduated from arts programs. The survey revealed the truth about our former students’ time at the U and their current lives. We learned that our anecdotal understanding of...
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09-22-2016
Eight University of Utah alumni were selected from a statewide call-for-entries by the Artist of Utah’s Board of Directors for the 35x35 exhibition currently on view at the Salt Lake Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery. The show presents the various themes, mediums, and styles being explored by this up and coming generation of artists. Featured University of Utah alumni includes Sarah May (BFA), who’s book...
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09-22-2016
The School of Music celebrates the recent releases of two new CDs of its faculty members. In August, Parma Recordings released on its Ravello label Confabulario, an album of recent compositions by professor Miguel Chuaqui, Director of the School of Music. With the support of a New Music USA grant, professor Kris Johnson released Jim Crow’s Tears. Professor Johnson serves as Director of Jazz Studies....
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Film and Media Arts present the 2016 Student Film Festival
09-20-2016
The University of Utah Department of Film & Media Arts brings us a diverse collection of curated student films for their 6th annual F&MAD Student Film Festival this Sunday at Salt Lake’s iconic Tower Theatre. The festival showcases eight outstanding students and their films within the genres of animation, documentary, and fiction/live action. For the first time ever, the Festival is sponsored by The Party,...
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09-19-2016
On September 28 and 29, for its ninth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrations, the University of Utah College of Fine Arts will welcome five outstanding professionals in the fields of art, dance, film, music, and theatre who spent their days studying, growing, and creating right here on this campus. Their contributions to their disciplines have been as impactful as they have been far-reaching, spanning industries...
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09-13-2016
Many of us have been inspired, moved, challenged and informed by the groundbreaking series called TED Talks. Utah’s chapter, TEDXSaltLakeCity, brings together a collection of Utah’s front line innovators in art and culture for a day. It is with excitement and pride that that we announce two of the College of Fine Arts professors are among the next group of presenters at TEDxSaltLakeCity. Molly Heller,...
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09-12-2016
The College of Fine Arts, a leader in artistic development, creativity and talent, brings you a dynamic season of events. Join us in a celebration of ballet and modern dance performances from our newly founded School of Dance, an exhibition of the growth and change of printmaking with Art & Art History, a collection of innovative films with the F&MAD Student Film festival, classic performances...
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09-08-2016
The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre opens its 2016-17 season of plays with Bring It On: The Musical, the explosively entertaining musical comedy that raises the stakes on team competition. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse production takes the audiences on a high-flying journey of vibrant choreography and fresh sounds. The liveliest and wittiest creative minds on Broadway came together to...
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