College of Business & Communication

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Dr. Jeffery W Jarvis

Dean of the School of
Visual & Performing Arts

(435) 652-7790

The School of Visual & Performing Arts is a cultural center for Southern Utah. We are art shows, concerts, plays, dance performances, and other artistic endeavors, recognized as among the finest in the area. And you’re invited to take part in these activities. You could, for example, sing in Handel’s MESSIAH, act a leading role in a play, create artwork that is shown locally, or dance in a stage review.

For those of you interested in majoring in theatre, art, music, dance, or any related field, the courses you find in this department will form a good basic foundation for future study. Also, with very few exceptions, these courses transfer well to in-state schools. If you plan to major in these fields, come in to the School offices in the Delores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center. Come introduce yourself and let one of the our highly qualified professors help you in planning your program at Dixie State University.

Dixie’s general education program requires that you take one class in the Fine Arts area. Students enjoy courses in art, music, theatre, and dance and these courses are basic introductions to the topics. See the general education graduation requirements for a complete list.