The College of Fine Arts and Communications’ mission is to “teach the disciplines of art, communications, dance, design, music and theatre and media arts; explore these disciplines’ application to various media; and expand their civilizing influence on the human spirit. The college’s activities are founded on spiritual values. Each department strives for excellence and rigor in scholarship, performance and creative activity. The college seeks a balance among these areas of endeavor that offers students a diverse education in preparation for professional contributions and a lifetime of service to humankind.”
President Kevin J. Worthen announced a university-wide initiative focused on inspired learning in August 2016. Inspired learning encompasses three sections—mentoring, innovative teaching and experiential learning. Experiential Learning allows students to have both educational and meaningful experiences outside of the classroom through internships, studying abroad, performances, field studies, touring and service projects. These experiences deepen learning and lead to inspiration.
Faith + Works
Faith and Works lectures are presented by faculty within the college. These lectures describe journeys of faith within a disciplinary context by focusing on ways that faculty members’ faith and work intersect and enhance each other. Lectures take place on the first Thursdays of the month during Fall and Winter semesters.
BYU Arts Production & Creative Team
BYU Arts is the producing and presenting organization for the college. The Division of Arts Production provides marketing and production services for the more than 500 annual performances and events sponsored by the Department of Dance, Department of Theatre and Media Arts, School of Music and BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts in the Harris Fine Arts Center, Marriott Center and Richards Building. The division also supports the university’s performing groups in other venues on campus as well as on tour throughout Utah, the United States and the world.
External Relations Office
The CFAC External Relations Office works to secure greater local and global visibility for the College of Fine Arts and Communications by maximizing the positive impact of external relationships on the college’s reputation, resources and programming; thereby increasing the strength of the college’s academic programs and influence in the world.
Museum of Art
One of the largest and best-attended art museums in the Mountain West, the BYU Museum of Art offers a dynamic exhibition schedule that includes displays of its permanent collection, world-class traveling shows and thought-provoking exhibitions organized by museum curators.
From the research and study of the artworks in the permanent collection to the teaching and learning that occurs in classrooms and galleries, the museum plays an important role in the academic pursuits of many students at BYU. The museum also seeks to connect to broad community audiences through exhibitions and educational programming.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES.
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