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Our Mission

Students in the School of the Arts become exceptional, original, and engaged artists by studying with distinguished faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, working with industry professionals, and collaborating with a diverse group of fellow students. SOA student artists are driven by purpose, committed to their field, and prepared to become successful professionals and conscientious citizens of the world. In an environment that is inclusive, specialized training in the School of the Arts builds on a foundation of general education coursework and engages the community in performances, exhibitions and outreach activities.

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  • "Without the connections I made at UVU and the work ethic the curriculum instilled in me, many of the opportunities I have had since then would not have been possible."

    —Kate Baxter, UVU Student

  • “I could go on for days about each of the professors… At the end of the day, the quality of education a student gets at UVU defies expectation. I would get my BA at UVU all over again if I was given the choice.”

    —Talia Ruth, UVU Student

  • “There is a real beating heart of compassion shared amongst the faculty, and it serves to create an environment where students can flourish and take risks. I consider myself lucky to be a UVU graduate.”

    —Ben Perry, UVU Student

Certificate Programs

Receive a certificate with as few as 27 credits and as little as 2 semesters (1 year)!

Associate Degrees

Receive a degree with as few as 60 credits and as little as 4 semesters (1.5–2 years)!

Bachelor Degrees

Receive a degree with as few as 120 credits and as little as 8 semesters (4 years)!

Degree Minors

Receive a minor with as few as 18 credits and as little as 2 semesters (1 year)!

Make an appointment with an advisor today!

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"Personalized academic advising at UVU’s School of the Arts empowers students to navigate their creative journey—fostering success, confidence, and a clear path to fulfilling artistic aspirations."

—Andrea Calaway, Director, Academic Advising

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  • “UVU’s Department of Art & Design believes in the power of engaged learning opportunities to transform artistic potential into mastery.”

    —Travis Lovell, Chair of The Department of Art & Design

  • "At The UVU Department of Dance, we believe in the transformative power of movement. Our commitment to engaged learning opportunities ensures that our dancers not only master their craft but also gain real-world experience."

    —Monica Campbell, Chair of The Department of Dance

  • “The UVU Department of Music equips music students with the skill sets to explore an entire range of musical careers and find the right path for them.”

    —Jeff O’Flynn, Chair of The Department of Music

  • “The UVU Department of Theatre fosters an environment that encourages students to discover their unique voice in the world of theatre. Our commitment to individual growth makes UVU the perfect stage to launch your artistic journey.”

    —La Beene, Chair of The Department of Theatre

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Land Acknowledgment

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Utah Valley University acknowledges that we gather on land sacred to all Indigenous people who came before us in this vast crossroads region. The University is committed to working in partnership—as enacted through education and community activities—with Utah’s Native Nations comprising: the San Juan Southern Paiute, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Uintah & Ouray Reservation of the Northern Ute, Skull Valley Goshute, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute-White Mesa Community, and urban Indian communities. We recognize these Native Nations and their continued connections with traditional homelands, mountains, rivers, and lakes as well as their sovereign relationships with state and federal governments. We honor their collective memory and continued physical and spiritual presence. We revere their resilience and example in preserving their connections to the Creator and to all their relations, now and in the future. With this statement comes responsibility and accountability. We resolve to follow up with actionable items to make the School of the Arts at UVU and The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts an inclusive, equitable, and just space for all. There is much work to be done, and we are committed to putting these words into practice.

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Engaged Learning

Engaged learning opportunities abound in The School of the Arts at UVU! These opportunities allow students to interact with, ask questions of, and perform alongside seasoned professionals in their chosen field, providing a distinct advantage to advance their careers when they graduate.

"The arts possess the unparalleled power to inspire, educate, liberate, and transform. They elevate moments, mark milestones, soften edges, and generate profound meaning."

—Courtney Davis, Dean of The School of the Arts

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