College of Fine Arts

Find your voice. Fuel your passion. Ignite your future.

The University of Utah College of Fine Arts’ faculty and programs challenge, immerse, and prepare the committed student for a rewarding career in the arts. While here, students study under passionate, world-renowned faculty who provide exciting, diverse experiences that are truly life-changing. The rigorous practice and curriculum prepare our students to gracefully transition from their education into meaningful lives as artists, scholars, and educators. Our alumni become change-makers in their communities and full participants as global citizens.



In-state and out-of-state students who are enrolled in the Departments of Art & Art History, Film & Media Arts, and Theatre or the Schools of Dance and Music are encouraged to apply for scholarships  (auditions or portfolio submission may be required). Contact your specific academic unit for more information about application requirements. Click the Scholarships button below to learn more. Contact Information: 801-581-6764,


Emerging Leaders Program

The College of Fine Arts Emerging Leaders program assists our undergraduate students in creating and participating in leadership opportunities both on campus and off. There are three major components to the program: Student Advisory Committees, Fine Arts Fees Grants Program and the College of Fine Arts Internship Opportunities.

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ArtsForce events and workshops help you, current College of Fine Arts undergraduate students, transition from college into a successful and rewarding career in any field you choose. Each year, a team of your peers intern to create events and workshops. These are opportunities to receive mentoring, network with established artists, businesses, and organizations, and develop skills needed for professional growth after college. ArtsForce wants you to succeed!

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Arts Pass Program

Immerse yourself in the arts through the Arts Pass program. As a University of Utah undergradaute student, your Ucard gives you free or deeply discounted access to visual and performing arts that leave you inspired to create. With the Arts Pass program, you can attend exhibitions, performances, concerts, screenings and virtual events. Learn more about future events today.

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Art & Art History

The dynamic environment created here is fertile ground for those serious about art-making, design, research, critical discourse, and teaching. The faculty is dedicated to excellence and provides an open, respectful center for diversity and creative expression. Faculty members mentor students in innovation, critical thinking, technique, and exploration, with a focus on creating exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. This is an outstanding place for students to build a strong foundation for a creative career.

Student Experiences at the U

The Department of Art & Art History provides its majors and minors with a dynamic, open, and academically-rigorous learning environment for the study of global practice in art history and visual studies, studio art, art teaching, and communication design. Students studying studio art can specialize in: ceramics, illustration, painting and drawing, photography and digital imaging, printmaking, or sculpture and intermedia. There are also dedicated majors in art teaching and graphic design, several minor programs, and a certificate/minor in arts technology.

Transformative educational experiences Provided by the Department of Art & Art History have lasting benefits. Our rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum provides students the training to develop as artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The faculty and administration support students' artistic and scholarly investigations, leading to cultural relevance and impact.

Career Opportunities

In a modern workforce that values creative problem solving, graduates of the College of Fine Arts are uniquely positioned for successful careers in the arts and other creative fields. Their highly transferable skills lead them to winning Oscars, leading record labels, performing internationally, heading up their own creative companies, teaching, or furthering their education in reputable graduate programs.

Students are strongly encouraged to become involved with ArtsForce, the College of Fine Arts’ award-winning program offering workshops, networking events, and internship opportunities to help them transition into their careers.



Degrees offered


Majors: Art History (BA); Studio Art (BFA, emphases in: Ceramics, Cross 3D, Illustration, Painting/Drawing, Photography/Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Sculpture Intermedia); Art Teaching (BFA); Graphic Design (BFA)

Minors: Art History, Arts Technology, Book Arts, Ceramics, Digital Photography, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture Intermedia

Certificates: Arts Technology, Book Arts

Department of Art & Art History

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