Arts Administration

Academic Information


SUU’s Arts Administration students in the Master of Fine Arts program are eligible to receive tuition assistance and/or a tuition waiver and are eligible to receive assistantships with one of our affiliate organizations. Students are awarded tuition waivers and assistantships on an individual basis. Funds are limited and not guaranteed to all students. Assistantships are earned through part-time work with professional affiliates, and each student is responsible to pay for student fees, books, and living expenses.


Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is dedicated to providing varied visual arts experiences for a broad rural area in Southern Utah. The Gallery mounts educational exhibits throughout the year, offers related programs, preserves and collects fine art, and serves as a resource center for the visual arts.

CPVA Dean's Office
Graduate students work in the Dean's Office as marketing and public relations managers for over 100 events produced by the college each year. The marketing and PR managers work with the faculty and staff of the departments of Art & Design, Music, and Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as the Director of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and the Directors of Acclamation and Ballroom Dance. In addition to developing and implementing marketing plans, the students supervise graphic designers and a photographer. The Dean's Office also offers an assistantship in the area of artist services and management. The student in this assistantship works with faculty to secure off-campus performance bookings and assists Acclamation and Ballroom Dance with touring activities and scheduling. The hands-on experience gained in these assistantships relates directly to course work offered in the Arts Administration Program and provides the students opportunities to strengthen their resumes and portfolios.

Frehner Museum of Natural History
The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History was made possible with the support of Garth and Jerri Frehner. Steadfast believers in the value of education, the Frehners are Southern Utah University Modern Day Founders. They have used their shared passion for big game hunting for the edification of others, which can be seen in their gorgeous exhibit of large and small game animals at the Museum. Garth and Jerri's generosity provides University students, staff, and faculty as well as Cedar City residents with the opportunity to learn about our natural world.

Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA)
SUMA will become a major regional attraction with education central to its mission of exhibiting, collecting, and preserving historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. The museum will also host art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.

Utah Shakespeare Festival
Currently in its’ fifth decade of operation, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, a fully professional LORT theatre, is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional rotating repertory productions of Shakespeare and other master dramatists. Performances are enhanced by a variety of activities that enable patrons to better understand and appreciate the richness of the theatrical experience. As evidence of its high quality and national significance, the Festival received the coveted Tony Award® for America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre™ in 2000.