"An art education isn't just about mastering techniques; it's about cultivating imagination, empathy, and the ability to see the world through different lenses. The arts open our eyes to beauty, while also helping us become more resilient, open-minded individuals ready to tackle the complexities of our ever-evolving world." - UVU President Astrid Tuminez

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.

Courtney Davis, Dean

Message from the Dean

“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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2021-2022 Statistics

The School of the Arts has over 1,800 students enrolled in over 20 programs, making it one of the largest arts schools/colleges in the state. Programs are clustered into 4 departments: Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theatrical Arts for the Stage and Screen, where students follow the UVU mantra of learning by doing. Graduates go onto careers that include graphic design, commercial music performance, acting, lighting and set design, dance instruction, and a host of others. There were over 350 graduates in The School of the Arts last year.

Our Staff

Dean's Office Staff

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Production & Performance Services

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Costume Shop

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Scene Shop

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Lighting Shop

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Audio Shop

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