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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The Museum of Art at Lakemount

The new UVU Museum of Art at Lakemount is located within just one mile of UVU’s Orem campus, giving many opportunities for students and community members to visit, learn, and grow an appreciation for the visual arts. Gifts to the Museum help further its mission of fostering critical thinking and visual literacy through the exploration of art, ideas, and experience through programming, scholarships, and more.

Noorda Center for the Performing Arts

The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performance arts center in Utah County and quickly making a name for itself as one of best places to see live art in the mountain west. Our mission is to produce and present artistic excellence and we want to invite you to help us bring world-renowned performers and artists to UVU. Your gift will help grow the Noorda’s programming, keep our venues state-of-the art, and enhance our beautiful productions with higher production values, as well as promoting student success and supporting engaged learning opportunities. Patrons are also able to become members of The Circle, a special group of arts supporters who gain access to VIP events and opportunities.

Academic Programs and Scholarships

Gifts to the School of the Arts may also go towards student scholarships, faculty and student projects including travel, and other Dean’s Discretionary priorities.


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Other Ways to Give

Every gift is meaningful and appreciated. You are welcome to make a donation of any size to support our students. If you'd like to create a legacy, please consider signing up for a monthly recurring gift that will have a lasting impact on future students and educators. Together, we uplift, provide exceptional care, and inspire students to be their very best.

For more information on ways to establish a legacy gift, such as through a will, bequest, trust, annuity, or IRA rollover, please visit

If you prefer to donate via check, please make checks payable to UVU Foundation and mail to the address below. Please list "School of the Arts" in the memo field.

UVU Foundation
800 W University Pkwy MS 111
Orem, UT 84058

UVU employees are welcome to sign up for payroll deduction using the Employee Giving form.

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