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UVU to offer Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree beginning this fall

Utah Valley University has received approval for an Art Education program. The Utah State Board of Regents authorized the University to offer the Bachelor of Science degree program on June 24.

The degree is a four-year program, with an additional semester of student teaching. The goal of the program is to help students prepare to teach visual arts in secondary schools.

"We are thrilled to add an art education degree to the others offered in the department. Student interest in this degree has been increasing over the past four years and recent surveys conducted indicated that demand was quite high — much higher than we anticipated,” associate dean of UVU’s School of the Arts, Steve Bule said. “Many individuals worked hard to prepare the documentation. We appreciate the input received regarding the proposal and we are very grateful to those who approved it at the state level."

With the addition of the art education degree, the School of Arts now offers teaching degrees in all of its departments, including Dance, Music and Theatre. Patrick Jones, dean of the School of the Arts, explained that providing an education degree among all of their departments creates a needed resource not only in schools, but throughout the community as well.

“The art education program resonates with the university’s mission of being engaged with the community. This degree program helps us provide a needed resource for the communities of the valley, as well as throughout Utah,” Jones said. “The education students receive in the program will not only prepare them to teach in secondary schools, but also in a variety of settings such as community centers, correctional facilities, and senior centers."

The degree program will become active and welcome its first students in the upcoming fall 2010 semester. 

Ballroom Team on Dancing with the Stars

It's official! The Utah Valley University Ballroom Dance Company Touring Team will perform a Showpiece routine live on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, The Results Show!

We will be competing against Rutgers University.

Show your support by watching on Tuesday, May 18 on ABC by voting and telling your friends to vote. If we win we have a chance of returning on May 25 for the season finale results show.

It will be filmed live at the ABC Studios in Hollywood/Fairfax on Tuesday, May 18th.

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Chamber Choir and Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert

Percussion Ensemble in Concert

Wild Night! Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony Concert

Utah Valley University’s Department of Music presents, “Wild Night!” the final concert of the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ragan Theater.
This concert will be the final performance from the Jazz Ensemble before they begin a short tour that culminates at the Greeley Jazz Festival, held at the University of Northern Colorado on April 24.
The Wind Symphony will perform music by Jean Sibelius, Norman Dello Joio, Frank Ticheli, Michael Torke, and Henry Fillomore.
Both ensembles are lead by Dr. James Colonna, Director of Bands at Utah Valley University.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Campus Connection: 801-863-8797 or at the door.
Contact Dr. Colonna for interviews and more information at 801-863-6188.
For more information about the Department of Music visit,