Interdisciplinary & Arts Education Programs

Arts Teaching Program

The Arts Teaching Program in the College of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary academic program that prepares and trains educators to work authentically alongside children, youth, and citizens in a wide variety of educational, community, and artistic contexts. In response to the collaborative and expansive work the field of arts education has grown to encompass, the College of Fine Arts seeks to meet the demands of more interdisciplinary practice. The program provides educators and teaching artists opportunities to not only teach the arts in their traditional forms, but also in ways that promote interpersonal, social, political, and environmental action.

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Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts 

The University of Utah Endowed Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) 


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The range of interdisciplinary work that intersects with the arts is as broad and diverse as the creative imaginations of our students, faculty, and staff. The University of Utah is a partner with the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), which generates knowledge, advocacy, and resources that enable universities to integrate artists and arts practices, fostering highly adaptive creators and thinkers.

The students here at the University of Utah College of Fine Arts are not only immersed in their medium and in a community of similarly-focused artists, they are provided the opportunity to collaborate with other students and faculty across artistic disciplines and across campus. Some collaborations take place in formal interdisciplinary programs such as the Entertainment Art & Engineering and Screendance programs, and others stem from projects, research, and creation of our students and faculty - with those from other disciplines.

Entertainment Arts & Eningeering (EAE)

Entertainment Arts & Engineering is the overarching term used to describe the interdisciplinary work between the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. This work encompasses the wide array of fields in video game design and development, and students from both colleges work closely together throughout their academic careers. This partnership between disciplines reflects the current state of the interactive entertainment business world, and EAE students leave the program prepared to work effectively in a team environment. The Entertainment Arts & Engineering program is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn more. 


Screendance as both a practice and an area of theoretical discourse is burgeoning worldwide, as evidenced by the proliferation of Screendance festivals, symposia, conferences, and publications. Also known as dance for camera, cine dance, and video dance, this exciting hybrid form, which in the past has been found at the margins of practice in the fields of dance and film, is now taking a central place as an independent art form. The University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance has played a leading role in contributing to the field of Screendance. In addition to hosting the International Dance for the Camera Festival and Workshop since 1999, the department has offered courses in the theory, history, and practice of Screen Dance since 1998. The Graduate Certificate Program, which is a collaboration between the Department of Modern Dance and the Department of Film & Media Arts, is an outgrowth of these activities and has been designed to meet the growing demand of dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and artists who are seeking a more in-depth experience in exploring the relationship between the moving body and the moving frame. This program provides professional level production courses with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as movement and theory classes. Learn more.