College of Performing and Visual Arts

Welcome to the College of Performing and Visual Arts

CPVA encompasses Art and Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music, and Theatre with oversight of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery (soon to be incorporated into the new Southern Utah Museum of Art). The Utah Center for Arts Administration and the Center for Shakespeare Studies are also programs within the college.

Our well-qualified, talented and dedicated faculty and staff sustain a comprehensive curriculum that supports individual achievement across the performing and visual arts disciplines. The promise of providing personalized educational experiences is continually recognized by educational peers. The outcome of our combined efforts results in successful graduates who move into careers in the arts or who have gone on to further education.

I invite you to browse the links and learn more about our programs and activities that keep the arts central to the academic and cultural life of Southern Utah University. Feel free to contact us for more information or check the online arts calendar for upcoming events.

Shauna Mendini

Dean, College of Performing and Visual Arts