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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.

Performing Arts Building

Arts students need labs designed and furnished to enable learning, discovery, and practice in art, dance, music, and theatre. An excellent Arts faculty with impressive credentials and a focus on teaching and learning draws good students to UVU. But most of the facilities currently in use were designed for purposes far removed from the Arts. The specialized learning labs required for serious study in the Arts are needed. While much is being accomplished, there is so much more that could be achieved with adequate classrooms, space for art exhibits, a concert hall, a theatre, and instructional studios and practice rooms designed with serious preparation in mind.

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 to go to 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.

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.

Primary Contact:
Kevin Goertzen
Director of Major Gifts - School of the Arts
Phone: 801-863-5760