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2021-2022 General Catalog 
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Caine College of the Arts

Dean: Rachel Nardo
Location: Caine College of the Arts
Phone: (435) 797-7985
FAX: (435) 797-7941

The Caine College of the Arts is named in recognition and celebration of the generous contributions made by members of the Caine family to the arts at Utah State University and in northern Utah.

The college will be made up of the following units:

Department of Art and Design
Department of Music
Department of Theatre Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
(participates in, along with colleges of Agriculture, Emma Eccles Jones Education and Human Services, Natural Resources, and Science; and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Production Services

A listing of majors and degrees can be found under each department or program.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Students accepted in good standing by the University are eligible for admission to the Caine College of the Arts. Because of limitations of faculty or space, some programs within the college limit enrollment in their professional programs. Please see the departmental sections in this catalog and the department head or director of the appropriate unit for information regarding these limitations and/or requirements in addition to the University admission and graduation requirements.

The Caine College of the Arts participates in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science , which offers flexibility for qualifying students who cannot find an existing degree that meets their needs.

Objectives of Units within Caine College of the Arts

Department of Art and Design

The Department of Art and Design’s primary goal is to prepare undergraduate students for careers in art history, art education, and studio art, as well as the applied and fine arts. Requirements in eight different emphasis areas address the specific needs of each career. The Department of Art also serves the University community by offering courses in the University Studies program and by offering training for students in related degree programs. For further information see Department of Art .

Department of Music

The Department of Music offers specific sequences of courses leading to professional preparation in music education, music therapy, and performance/pedagogy. The department also provides public musical service to the University and the community.

The specific objectives of the programs in music for the music major are fourfold: (1) to prepare licensed music teachers to serve effectively in elementary and secondary schools; (2) to prepare musically talented students for careers as professional performers and/or studio teachers; (3) to prepare board-certified music therapists to serve in educational and therapeutic settings; and (4) to prepare music students for graduate study in their areas of specialization.

For more information see Department of Music  

Department of Theatre Arts

The department of Theatre Arts supports the missions of Utah State University and the Caine College of the Arts by cultivating artistic and academic excellence, by contributing to the cultural enrichment of the university and surrounding communities through live theatre production, and by fostering respect for the arts through advocacy and professionalism.

Undergraduate students admitted to its programs are offered a solid foundation in general theatre studies, a working knowledge of the theatre and production practices, and specific training in acting, design, production technology or theatre education.  The department also offers graduate study in design for the theatre.

For additional information see Department of Theatre Arts .

FACULTY - Caine College of the Arts  

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Art and Design

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Theatre Arts

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