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2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

College of Performing and Visual Arts


School Information

Dean: Shauna T. Mendini
South Hall 101C ~ (435) 865-8561
Mendini_s@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Clarisse Lunt
South Hall 101B ~ (435) 865-8561
lunt@suu.edu

Fine Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800

Academic Advisor: Stephen Wagner
South Hall 101A ~ (435) 586-5420
stephenwagner@suu.edu

Photo of South Hall/Performing & Visual Arts Building  

Arts Administration Graduate Program Director: Dr. James C. Marchant
Burch Mann House - (435) 586-7873

The Utah Center for Arts Administration Director: Dr. James C. Marchant
Burch Mann House - (435) 586-7873

Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator: Michael French
Burch Mann House – (435) 865-8667
michaelfrench@suu.edu

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Director: Reece Summers
BC 101 ~ (435) 586-5433
summersr@suu.edu

Center for Shakespeare Studies Director: Dr. Don Weingust
Burch Mann House

College website: http://www.suu.edu/pva/
Fine Arts Website: http://www.suu.edu/arts/
Braithwaite Gallery Website: http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/
College Fax: (435) 865-8580 

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees

Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration (MFA) 
Arts Administration 

Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

Art and Design

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts in Art 
Bachelor of Science in Art 
Bachelor of Arts in Art History 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

Ceramics/Sculpture Emphasis 
Illustration Emphasis 
Painting/Drawing/Printmaking Emphasis 
Photography Emphasis 

Licensure

Secondary Art Education 

Minor

Art 
Art History 
Ceramics/Sculpture 
Graphic Design 
Illustration 
Museum Studies 
Painting/Drawing/Printmaking 
Photography 
Elementary Education Art   

Theatre Arts & Dance

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Theatre Arts – Acting, BA 
Theatre Arts – Acting, BS 
Theatre Arts – Directing, BA 
Theatre Arts – Directing, BS 
Theatre Arts – Design, BA 
Theatre Arts – Design, BS 
Theatre Arts –Technical Theatre, BA 
Theatre Arts – Technical Theatre, BS 
Theatre Arts – Secondary Theatre Education, BA 
Theatre Arts – Secondary Theatre Education, BS 
Dance Education, BA 
Dance Education, BS 
Dance Performance, BA 
Dance Performance, BS 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Classical Acting Emphasis 
Musical Theatre Emphasis 
Theatre Design & Technology Emphasis 

Licensure

Secondary Theatre Education 
Secondary Dance Education 

Minor

Theatre Arts 
Dance Performance 
Shakespeare Studies   

Music

Bachelor of Music Degree

Instrumental Emphasis 
Vocal Emphasis 
Piano Emphasis 

Bachelor of Arts

Music 

Bachelor of Music Education

Secondary Choral Emphasis 
Secondary Instrumental Emphasis 

Licensure

Bachelor of Music Education, Secondary 

Minor

Music 

Departments/Programs

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University is composed of three academic departments, the Arts Administration Master of Fine Arts Graduate program, two centers and two affiliated professional organizations.

Our Programs

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) offers undergraduate degrees in the departments of Art & Design, Music, and Theatre Arts & Dance. In addition, we offer a comprehensive MFA graduate degree in Arts Administration. The curriculum and the effort of the highly qualified faculty and dedicated staff are further enhanced by affiliations with the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, the Halversen String Quartet, and the American Folk Ballet.

Our Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

We seek students who are highly motivated, dedicated, enthusiastic, disciplined, creative, and resourceful. We also challenge our faculty, staff, and students to achieve the highest standards of excellence. Graduates of the College of Performing and Visual Arts find successful careers in education as arts teachers or as artists, designers, musicians, performers, production specialists, scholars or arts administrators. Our graduates are regularly admitted to nationally prominent graduate and professional schools. 

Mission

The SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts will be a catalyst for students in realizing their creative potential. 

College/School Learning Outcomes & Goals

  • Acquaint all SUU students with the life-affirming value of the performing and visual arts;
  • Create positive learning environments for majors as they seek to develop a life-long involvement in the arts and arts education;
  • Offer a comprehensive curriculum and programming designed to give students opportunities to develop as artists, educators, and scholars;
  • Sponsor events to enrich the quality of life on the campus and in the community;
  • Empower and support our faculty and staff to be highly effective teachers, mentors, artists, scholars, and administrators.

Our mission and strategic goals are focused on making the arts vital, visible, accessible, innovative, and an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of Southern Utah University and the Intermountain West. 

Other Information

Accreditation

Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the SUU Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and Art & Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Student Advising

Students receive general academic support as well as assistance in selecting appropriate majors and courses through the joint efforts of faculty advisors, the academic advisor for the College of Performing and Visual Arts and the Academic and Career Development Center. All students are strongly encouraged to see their advisors at least once a semester. The Performing and Visual Arts Academic advisor can be contacted at South Hall, Room 101A, by phone at (435) 586-7814 or at stephenwagner@suu.edu

Student Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are available for students who are accepted into both Southern Utah University and the respective department.

Art and Design Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined based on a portfolio of well-taken images on a CD, photos, slides, or actual portfolio. Applications can be found at: http://www.suu.edu/pva/art/pdf/artscholarship.pdf, or contact the Department of Art and Design, (435) 586-7962, e-mail artanddesign@suu.edu. Applications must be received no later than February 20 for the following fall semester. Departmental scholarships must be renewed each year.

Dance Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in January and February for the following fall semester. For an audition application form, contact the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, (435) 586-7746 or by e-mail at theatreanddance@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Music Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in January and February for the following fall semester. Auditions are by appointment only. To arrange for an audition, please contact the Music Department at, (435) 586-7890 or by email at musicdept@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Theatre Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in February for the following fall semester. For an audition application form, contact the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, (435) 586-7746 or by e-mail at theatreanddance@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Interested students are strongly advised to apply for general scholarships offered by SUU. The deadline is February 1. Contact Student Financial Aid, Sharwan Smith Center, Room ST 16, (435) 586-7735.

Special Requirements & Options

Art majors are required to present Art Foundation portfolios for faculty review when they have completed or enrolled in all the Foundation courses or 25 credit hours in art.

Student Organizations

Participating in one of the excellent student organizations is a good way to get the most from one’s college experience. Among the many student organizations, the following are of particular interest to majors in the Performing and Visual Arts:

  • Alpha Psi Omega – Theatre
  • Ballroom Dance Company
  • Design Group@SUU – Graphic Design
  • Music Therapy Club
  • NAFME Music Club
  • National Art Education Student Association (NAESA)
  • Orchesis – Dance
  • Percussion Club - Music
  • Photography Club - Art
  • Plein Air Society - Art
  • Rhapsody in Red Club - Music
  • Second Studio - Theatre
  • SUU Ceramics Guild - Art
  • The Fooles Assembly Juggling Club - Theatre
  • Thunderpress Club (letterpress printing) - Art
  • Walking Lizard Printers Guild - Art

Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery

The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery was established in January 1976 and named in honor of Dr. Royden C. Braithwaite, who served as president of the University from 1955 to 1978. The gallery is a cultural resource center for the visual arts, serving a broad rural geographic region.

A variety of local, regional, and major national touring exhibitions are presented throughout the year, including an annual faculty exhibit and several student exhibitions. The gallery staff coordinates workshops for schools, special events, undergraduate and post-graduate internships, and special activities sponsored by the Friends of the Gallery.

For more information, contact the gallery at (435) 586-5432. Current exhibition information is online at http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery.

Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Center for Shakespeare Studies (CSS) engages in academic research, literary dramaturgy, and programming focused on Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Center facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty who teach in subject areas that parallel Shakespeare’s time and the larger historical scope of the Renaissance period. These subject areas include, but are not limited to history, politics, art history, music history, social and cultural history, philosophy, and literature and languages. The CSS is a scholarly resource for SUU faculty and staff, the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) and other faculty and scholars in the state of Utah, other universities nationally and internationally, theatre organizations and scholars, and educators in the intermountain West. The Center is a part of the new interdisciplinary minor in Shakespeare Studies at SUU.

Utah Center for Arts Administration

The Utah Center for Arts Administration provides services and training for arts organizations and their managers in the Southern Utah region. The Center offers affordable consulting services such as marketing plans, audience surveys and development audits at reduced prices for arts organizations. The Center also offers seminars and workshops to help further the development of arts managers in Utah and the surrounding areas. The UCAA affords SUU Arts Administration students an opportunity to use the skills and training which they are developing during their studies.

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Founded in 1961 as a destination theatre in partnership with Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional production of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, as well as through numerous additional activities, including free Greenshow’s and seminars and numerous classes which can include SUU credit. The Festival now performs six plays each summer season and three each fall, as well as a new plays series, the New American Playwrights Project. Professional actors, directors and designers come from all over the world to work at the Festival. The Adams Shakespeare Theatre on the SUU campus is considered one of the finest, most authentic Elizabethan Theatres in the world, and the indoor Randall L. Jones Theatre is so beautiful and functional it was featured in Architecture magazine in 1990 when it opened. The Festival was awarded the 2000 Tony Award as the Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, in recognition of its world-class production values and acting. Every year a number of students from SUU’s music, theatre arts and dance departments are employed as actors, technicians, musicians and dancers at the Festival. Current information is online at http://www.bard.org.