As a student in the School of the Arts at UVU, be determined to graduate and create an extraordinary life for yourself. Devote your time and energy to achieving your goals. Demonstrate respect and the professionalism required by your art. Become a dedicated student, a compelling artist, a good human, and a successful professional.

Be A Dedicated Student

Take charge of your education

  • Communicate effectively with teachers, advisors, and staff.
  • Understand your course material, as well as the curriculum requirements for your degree.
  • Take advantage of resources available to you through the university including aid, arts advisors, faculty, and tutoring services.
  • Understand university technology: Canvas, Banner, Wolverine Track, etc.

Be Ambitious

  • Set goals and put in the effort to achieve them.
  • Explore opportunities at school to perform, exhibit, and grow as an artist.
  • Find additional opportunities outside of class to improve your craft.

Be Disciplined

  • Come to class prepared and on time.
  • For every hour you are in class, prepare/practice a minimum of two hours outside of class.
  • Actively participate in classes and rehearsals.
  • Understand how the industry works in your specific profession, including attending professional events, joining professional organizations, etc.
Be A Compelling Artist

Expand your creativity and develop your professional skills

  • Experiment, take risks, and be adventurous.
  • Be willing to fail—that’s key to learning.
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Seek out collaboration.

Seek and openly accept constructive criticism and feedback about your work

  • Listen to and apply feedback from your instructors and peers.
  • Offer respectful and relevant feedback to your peers.
  • Explain your rationale to support your opinions.
  • Be honest with yourself about your work and how it compares to others.
Be A Successful Professional

Create a meaningful career in the arts or another chosen field

  • Develop and leverage networking skills.
  • Complete one or more internships.
  • While in school, find opportunities to work professionally on side projects, freelancing, performances, etc.
  • Create a portfolio to highlight your work/capabilities and secure employment.

Apply the skills and techniques learned during your education to succeed in your field

  • Use the skills and abilities you’ve developed in your discipline.
  • Excel at your job and contribute to your field.
  • Find a mentor in your first job to help you.

Use the diverse knowledge you’ve acquired in the arts to help you succeed

  • Use additional skills such as marketing/self-promotion, strategic planning, financial management, entrepreneurship, business management, etc.
  • Apply your knowledge of negotiations, contracts, grant-writing, taxes.
Be A Good Human

Maintain integrity

  • Be honest and ethical in your assignments, projects, rehearsals, and performances.
  • Avoid cheating and plagiarism as defined by the student code of conduct.

Be inclusive and respectful of others

  • Expose yourself to ideas and ways of being that differ from your own.
  • Be inclusive of faculty, students, and staff from all walks of life.
  • Disagree amicably.
  • Communicate respectfully verbally, in writing, and online.

Lead a passionate but balanced life

  • Take care of your mental and physical health.
  • Take advantage of campus resources such as the Mental Health Services and the Student Life & Wellness center.

Faculty Responsibilities

Utah Valley University School of the Arts faculty are responsible for engaging in a diverse range of discourse with every student enrolled in our programs. Student/professor relationships are professional, practical, transparent, and respectful. Our educators seek to impart the latest knowledge on contemporary and historical arts practices and are willing to share their knowledge and industry experience openly.

Be A Dedicated Teacher
Be A Compelling Artist
Be A Good Leader