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.

Professional Affiliates

artsFUSION: Elementary Arts Education Program
Housed in the College of Education and Human Development, artsFUSION aims to achieve Beverley Taylor Sorenson's goal of providing arts experiences for every child in Utah. We do this by providing multiple arts experiences to teachers, preservice teachers, and children. We offer high quality arts workshops with local and visiting artists. We send artists into rural schools deliver mini arts residencies. We mentor arts specialists at regional elementary schools, and we facilitate community-based children's projects and events including a two-week summer art and music camp.

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.

College of Performing and Visual Arts Dean's Office
The SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts serves as a catalyst for students to realize their creative potential by providing a personalized and rigorous learning environment, fostering experiential education and contributing to the cultural enrichment of a global society.

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 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.

Southern Utah University Advancement
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Southern Utah University Center for Creativity and Innovation
The EDGE Program is an SUU graduation requirement that teaches students the basics of problem-identification, project planning and management, and reflection by asking them to carry out a project of their own selection or design. The Creativity and Innovation Center supports student EDGE Projects in the area of the arts, design, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, the Creativity Center promotes creative thinking across the curriculum and in the campus community.

Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Utah Shakespeare Festival presents life-affirming classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as our cornerstone. These plays are enhanced by interactive festival experiences which entertain, enrich, and educate.