School of the Arts

The UVU School of the Arts attracts those with sufficient talent and passion for a career in the Arts and challenges them to hone imagination, creativity, and innovation as they secure the knowledge, skills, and experiences vital to their success. It also enlivens, enhances, and enriches UVU and its extended community through courses about the Arts, participation in or with the Arts, and public exhibits and performances.

Noorda Center for the Performing Arts

UVU opened the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts in January 2019. The 130,000-square-foot center features a 500-seat proscenium theater with an orchestra pit for live musical performances and opera and a 900-seat concert hall, which serves as Utah Valley's home for the Utah Symphony. It also offers a choral recital hall, a dance theater, 27 practice spaces, 27 teaching studios, production and recording space, piano and computer labs, and conference rooms. There are many opportunities available for donors to support the Noorda Center.

Scholarship Fund

The UVU School of the Arts has two scholarship needs. The first is to provide access to talented students who may otherwise not be able to afford college. The second is to recruit talented students who will set a standard of excellence.

Engagement Fund

Utah Valley University has a unique learning model. Students receive opportunities not only to learn from great faculty in the classroom but also engage in the community. In the arts, nothing is more important. Often these engagement opportunities mean that groups of students need to leave campus and engage audiences throughout Utah, other areas of the United States, or more globally. Because of their excellence, opportunities abound for UVU students to have these first-class engagement experiences. The Engagement Fund assists them in taking advantage of opportunities that require resources over and above the normal cost of their educational experience. This includes travel to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Sundance Summer Theatre collaboration, and tours for symphony, jazz band, and choir.

Opportunity Fund

The School of the Arts Opportunity Fund exists to elevate excellence through special opportunities and to provide emergency assistance to students whose personal or family finances have been affected by the economy or unforeseen conditions.