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Prospective undergraduate students to the University of Utah, if you want to speak with a College of Fine Arts Academic Advisor, here’s where you can make an appointment or email us: .

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 arts. While here, students study under passionate, world-renowned faculty who provide exciting, diverse experiences that are truly life changing for our students. And the rigorous practice and ardent curriculum prepares our students to gracefully transition from their education into meaningful lives as artists, scholars, and educators.Our alumni become change factors in their communities and full participants as global citizens.

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Phone: 801.581.8677

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Degrees offered: BA, BFA, MA, MFA

Majors: Art History (BA); Art Teaching (BFA); Graphic Design (BFA); Studio Art (BFA, emphases in: Ceramics, Illustration, Painting/Drawing, Photography/Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Sculpture Intermedia); 

Minors: Art History, Arts Technology, Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Certificates: Arts Technology, Book Arts

The dynamic environment created here is fertile ground for those serious about art-making, design, research, critical discourse, and teaching. The faculty is dedicated to excellence and provides an open, respectful center for diversity and creative expression. Faculty members mentor students in innovation, critical thinking, technique, and exploration, with a focus on creating exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. This is an outstanding place for students to build a strong foundation for a creative career.

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Phone: 801.581.7327

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Degrees offered: BFA, MFA (Audition required)

Majors (BFA): Ballet; Emphasis in Ballet Teaching; Modern Dance Teaching; Modern Dance  (Audition required)

Minor: Modern Dance (Audition required)

Certificate: Ballet Studio Teaching (For accepted students only)

The School of Dance offers degree programs in ballet and modern dance while providing expanding opportunities and collaborations between the two. Alumni succeed globally as performers, choreographers, university faculty, administrators, scholars, videographers and solo artists. The school serves as a bridge to the professional dance world with multiple ties to local and regional companies. It honors and encourages both creative and scholarly research. The training is rigorous, exciting and includes many performance and choreographic opportunities.

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Phone: 801.581.5127

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Degrees offered: BA, MFA

Major Emphases (BA): Film & Media Arts; Emphases in Animation, Film Production

Minors: Animation Studies, Documentary Studies 

Certificates: Screen Performance (must be declared as a F&MA or Theatre undergraduate student)

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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Phone: 801.581.6762

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Degrees offered: BA, BMus, MA, MMus, DMA, PhD (Audition required.)

Majors (BMus) Emphases: Classical Guitar Performance, Composition, History & Literature, Instrumental Performance, Jazz Composition, Jazz Performance, Music Education Choral, Music Education Instrumental, Music Theory, Organ Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance

Major (BA): Music

Minors: Music (Audition required), Music Technology

Certificate: Music Entrepreneurship (For accepted students only), Music Technology,

With world-class faculty, an inclusive, student-focused learning environment, and over 350 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the School of Music fosters the next generation of performers, composers, scholars, and educators. The School of Music’s state-of-the-art facilities include four concert halls that support live streaming, an opera production center, a music library dedicated to student success, and a music technology studio with the latest gear.

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Phone: 801.581.6448

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Degrees offered: BA, BFA (Audition/Application required for BFA)

Majors: Theatre (BFA, emphases in: Actor Training, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts Design, Stage Management); Theatre Teaching (BFA); 

Major: Theatre Studies (BA);

Minor: Theatre

Certificates: Stage Management (For accepted students only)

The Department of Theatre’s faculty consists of artists and scholars who provide academic training, engaged learning, and creative exploration for students who wish to pursue careers in theatre, 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. Finally, it seeks to be a place where students and faculty learn and grow, explore, discover and innovate. It is a community of artists and scholars committed to transformative education with academic and creative endeavor. For prospective student inquires, please contact .

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Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts
Phone: 801.587.0528


Interdisciplinary ArtsGraduate Programs 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Fine Arts (MAT-FA) is a two-year, primarily online program, with a short on-campus residency. Our program focuses on the development of rigorous pedagogical expertise required to improve the delivery of high-quality arts experiences.  This MAT-FA is appropriate for teaching artists (licensed or not) seeking a graduate level degree that emphasizes advanced coursework and pedagogy regarding teaching in and across the arts.  


Screendance is a distinct collaboration between cinematography (or the use of frames and editing) and choreography (which is the design of human movement and patterns). The Graduate Certificate in Screendance is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Dance and the Film & Media Arts Department and provides an opportunity for students to pursue in-depth study of the theory and practice of this hybrid form.

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