COLLEGE of FINE ARTS Est. 1948
5 Academic Units 20 Degrees 1,900 Students 300+ Faculty and Staff Members Hundreds of annual performances, exhibitions and screenings Immeasurable impact
The University of Utah College of Fine Arts is home to the Departments of Art & Art History, Film & Media Arts, and Theatre, and also the Schools of Dance and Music. Together, these five academic units cultivate scholars, artists, performers, researchers, practitioners and students thirsty for knowledge and experiences that will expand their thinking and enrich their lives. We know that 90% of our alumni reported their experiences in the CFA as good or excellent, that 75% of our alumni either currently work or have worked as professional artists, and 3 out of every 4 alumni â€“ whether they work in or out of the arts â€“ found their arts training at the U relevant to their current work.
UNIVERSITY of UTAH The University of Utah (the U), founded in 1850, is the state’s public flagship institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 23,900 undergraduate and 7,800 graduate students, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation. Forbes recently ranked the University of Utah as one of America’s best employers and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best national universities. The U is a Research 1 University in the PAC 12 Conference with 17 colleges and almost 100 departments. For more information, visit utah.edu.
THE ARTS ON CAMPUS 100 South
David Gardner Hall Student Union
Performing Arts Building Campus Store
Fine Arts West
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
Marriott Center for Dance
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex
Film & Media Arts Building
South Campus Drive
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
From art house cinema and the Sundance Film Festival to Gallery Stroll, the Utah Arts Festival, Ballet West, urban art, local theatres, opera and symphony, Salt Lake City boasts a vibrant and thriving arts scene offering something for everyone. Utah’s business economy thrives on creativity, providing abundant opportunity for our students. In fact, in a recent survey we conducted, 97% of the responding companies said the businesses in their industry could only remain relevant if they have a creative workforce. Salt Lake City is nestled at the base of the Wasatch Mountains providing a playground for nature lovers. It is home to world-class ski resorts, dozens of hiking and biking trails, golf courses, birdwatching areas, fishing spots, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for farm-to-table food, authentic Lebanese cuisine, or to bar hop, Salt Lake City’s nightlife and foodie scene is, pardon the phrase, en pointe. Plus, the Downtown Farmer’s Market provides access to local, fresh produce and artisan meats, cheeses, and more on a weekly basis.
SALT LAKE CITY
ARTS PASS Through its Arts Pass program, the University of Utah offers students free or affordable tickets to hundreds of arts experiences on campus each year including screenings, performances, concerts and exhibitions hosted by our academic units and our three professional affiliates: UtahPresents, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Pioneer Theatre Company. All students need is their student ID. Arts Pass is one of â€“ if not the most robust arts programs for students by providing free or affordable access to more arts experiences each year than similar programs at our peer institutions. Why do we do it? Because more and more research is showing the positive impacts of the arts on education. The findings are significant: exposure to the arts is linked with better critical thinking skills, greater social tolerance, a greater likelihood of seeking out art and culture in the future, and better workforce opportunities. Perhaps that is why almost 100,000 student tickets have been issued over the last five years.
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