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Caine College of the Arts

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Dean: Craig D. Jessop
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)
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
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 informations see Department of Music  

Department of Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts offers students a solid foundation in general theatre studies, as well as specific training in acting, design, production technology and theatre education at the undergraduate level, and graduate study in costume, set and light design.

We assist undergraduate and graduate theatre students in acquiring and developing the tools they need in order to succeed in their future pursuits by:

  • Giving them a foundation based on broad theoretical and working knowledge of the theare
  • Providing advanced training in their chosen area of concentration
  • Offering performance and production activities that provide students with practical experience in their chosen field while challenging them to engage in a complex and diverse world

Talented, well-trained students who are committed to the art of theatre and its potential to heighten intellectual, cultural, and humane sensibilities are essential to the fulfillment of our mission.

The Department of Theatre Arts sponsors the following producing groups: Utah State Theatre (UST) and the Old Lyric Repertory Company (OLRC).

For additional information see Department of Theatre Arts .

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Executive Director: Katie Lee Koven, (435) 797-0164; katie.lee.koven@usu.edu
Business Officer: Rachel Hamm, (435) 797-1414, rachel.hamm@usu.edu
Assistant Curator: Adriane Dalton, (435) 797-0914; adriane.dalton@usu.edu
Education Curator: Nadra Haffar, (435) 797-0165, nadra.haffar@usu.edu
Registrar: Casey Allen, (435) 797-0166, casey.allen@usu.edu
Staff Assistant: Andrew DeHaan, (435) 797-7239, andrea.dehaan@usu.edu

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is the major center for the exhibition of the visual arts in northern Utah. Emphasizing the breadth of artistic expression and the history of art in the western United States, the Museum’s permanent collections include Twentieth Century American sculpture, ceramics, paintings, graphic arts, photographs, and American Indian arts. Selections from the collection are always on view and are rotated periodically to reflect the continuing growth and refinement of the collection. In addition to installations of its permanent holdings, the Museum organizes temporary and traveling exhibitions and serves as a venue for exhibitions of national and international stature. Artist talks, films, docent tours, and educational activities are additional dimensions of the Museum’s programs which are designed to interpret, present, and foster the development of the visual arts.

As a component of Utah State University, the Museum provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing professional careers in the museum field. Through on-the-job training, independent study, and internships, students participate in collections care and management, exhibition development, installation design, and educational programming. Research and publication are also integral parts of the Museum’s educational offerings, and students, along with faculty and other scholars, pursue projects which are relevant to the permanent collections and exhibitions.

Named for its benefactor, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art was made possible through an insightful and generous gift from the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Edward Larabee Barnes, the 20,000-square-foot structure includes offices, a workshop, library, storage facilities, and five exhibition galleries.

For more information, write or call: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, 4020 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-4020, (435) 797-0163, FAX (435) 797-3423.

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