The University of Utah is a Research One Institution with a student enrollment of 31,000, situated in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains overlooking Salt Lake City. The University of Utah Department of Modern Dance is NASD accredited and consistently ranked as having one of the top programs in the country with approximately 90 undergraduate majors and 20-25 graduate students. Our alumni have gone on to work internationally and nationally as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers, videographers and administrators.
The Department of Modern Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Master of Fine Arts Degree, a Minor in Modern Dance and a Graduate Certificate in Screendance, and is distinguished by its sense of excellence, professionalism, humanism, and a profound commitment to a lively spirit of creative inquiry. We are closely affiliated with the Department of Ballet, sharing the 333 seat state-of-the-art theater, technical staff and equipment resources. Courses within the Ballet curriculum may be available to students enrolled in the Modern Dance program if schedules allow (students in the Modern Dance program will have ballet throughout their modern curriculum).
The Department of Modern Dance resides within the College of Fine Arts and has close association with the Departments of Art and Art History, Music, Theater, and Film Studies. We offer a full performance season in our theater, which includes frequent performances by our nationally acclaimed student company, Performing Dance Company. Company members are selected each semester by audition. Salt Lake City has a dynamic and vibrant dance community, offering our students and professional dancers opportunities for involvement and development.