College of Performing & Visual Arts

Our gifted professional faculty are dedicated to teaching and transforming our students into professionals themselves. If you enjoy learning alongside creative people, this is the college for you. And we are the dreamers of dreams…

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The College of Performing and Visual Arts offers world-class entertainment for the whole family. Support and view the many performances put on by our great departments.

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Support a scholarship in your name, consider endowing a chair in the arts or help support performing arts facilities and equipment essential for a quality education.

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Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University (SUU). We are dedicated to serving our students in realizing their creative potential as they prepare for a rewarding career in the arts. Students study under the mentorship of passionate, dedicated, and professional faculty who provide life-changing, real-world experiences. I invite you to explore our undergraduate programs that include professional (BFA, BM) and liberal arts (BA, BS) degrees in areas of graphic design, visual arts, music, dance, and theatre. As well as our graduate degrees in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). We are proud of our standard of excellence and that SUU is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). I’m confident you will be challenged and ready to pursue your passion for the arts.

Shauna Mendini
Dean, College of Performing & Visual Arts

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