As you stroll through campus on September 3, we invite you to join the University of Utah College of Fine Arts, the professional arts affiliates on campus, ASUU, and the Union Programming Council at Arts Bash 2014 on Library Plaza from 11A-2P.

One of the largest arts celebrations on campus, Arts Bash boasts live performances, information booths, free t-shirts, interactive art, a photo booth, and free food! You can grab a hot dog, watch a live performance of a number from Avenue Q, and check out the booths. Or you could check out the ceramists throwing pots at the Art & Art History Booth, or take some mustache-and-big-glasses photos with your besties in the photo booth. But, make sure you pick up a passport and collect enough stamps by visiting the booths, so you can redeem it for your free Arts Bash t-shirt. 


In essence, we’re throwing a massive party to let you know what arts experiences are at your fingertips as a student of the University of Utah, including art exhibits, dance performances, film screenings, concerts - even events at Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theatre Company, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). And, all it takes is your student ID.

Swing by Arts Bash to learn more. 

AuthorThe Finer Points

Since 1930, Kingsbury Hall has served Utah as a performance hall of the first order, delivering diverse artistic performances to the University of Utah community as well as audiences from the greater Wasatch Front. Now, with new leadership, Kingsbury Hall will as well become a keystone in University’s academic mission to integrate arts into the student experience.

Leading that transformation will be Brooke Horejsi [hōrsh], who joined the U on July 1, 2014 as executive director of Kingsbury Hall and—for the first time in the U’s history—assistant dean of the U’s College of Fine Arts.

The 2014/2015 Kingsbury Hall season begins October 4 and reflects the innovative arrangement of acts to not just provide entertainment, but further the University of Utah’s academic mission.

New Executive Director of Kingsbury Hall and Assistant Dean in the College of Fine Arts, Brooke Horejsi on the steps of the University's landmark performance venue. Photo courtesy University of Utah.

New Executive Director of Kingsbury Hall and Assistant Dean in the College of Fine Arts, Brooke Horejsi on the steps of the University's landmark performance venue. Photo courtesy University of Utah.

 “I am excited to connect the work of the artists on our season beyond the stage,” said Horejsi. “The opportunities to collaborate and create connections with students and faculty, as well as in our larger communities are abundant.”

 “This integration of the arts across campus serves to ensure that what takes place is not just entertainment, but also intellectual enlightenment,” said Raymond Tymas-Jones, associate vice president for the arts at the U and dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Brooke’s experience and credentials in the arts will facilitate conversations on campus, and create opportunities for experiences our students find relevant to their intellectual, cultural and aesthetic interests.”

“We are delighted that Brooke has joined the U’s leadership team with this new, dual responsibility,” said Ruth Watkins, senior vice president for academic affairs. “Kingsbury Hall is a vibrant component of our arts and education agenda, and will hold a central place in fostering innovation, creativity and quality of life on campus and our region.”

Horejsi comes to the U with more than 15 years of experience in the field of creativity. She most recently served as the deputy director of fine arts programming at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, a campus-based arts presenter with a series of more than 30 performing and visual artists each year. Horejsi earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish, English and theater from the University of Minnesota, and received Master of Arts degree in arts administration from the University of Oregon. She has served as adjunct faculty and has a variety of grant panel and board service experience with organizations such as Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Minnesota Presenters Network.

“In the short time she has been affiliated with Kingsbury Hall, Brooke has already done much to revitalize and refocus its mission,” said Geoffrey Mangum, chair of the Kingsbury Hall Advisory Board. "We are thrilled she accepted the position and are very excited to work with her."

Visit the websites for more information about Kingsbury Hall or the University of Utah College of Fine Arts

AuthorThe Finer Points

College of Fine Arts courses engage students from all backgrounds, skill levels, and areas of interest in an environment of exploration and discovery. And you don't have to be a registered major within the College to take part in the wealth of creative course offerings. Fuel your passion and diversify your talents by checking out some of the following non-major courses available Fall 2014 semester. Whether it says it or not in the name, all these classes are open to all University of Utah students.

Photo by Amelia Walchli

Photo by Amelia Walchli

Art & Art History

Non-major Basic Drawing

Non-major Basic Painting

Non-major Darkroom Photography

Non-major Handbuild Ceramics

Non-major Wheel Pottery

Non-major Digital Photography

Non-major Advanced Drawing

Non-major Advanced Painting

Non-major Advanced Handbuild Ceramics

Non-major Advanced Wheelthrowing

Non-major Advanced Digital Photography

Non-major Letterpress II, III

Non-major Bookbinding II, III

Photo by Luke Isley

Photo by Luke Isley


Ballet I, II, III for Non-majors

Beginning, Intermediate Jazz

Ballet History

Courtesy of Department of Film & Media Arts

Courtesy of Department of Film & Media Arts



Film & Media Arts

Introduction to Film


Intro to Videogames and Virtual Worlds



Photo by Chelsea Row

Photo by Chelsea Row


Modern Dance

Non-major Beginning, Intermediate Modern Dance

Non-major Dance Composition

Dance in Culture

History of Hip-Hop

Hip Hop

Dance and the Creative Process



Courtesy School of Music

Courtesy School of Music



Introduction to Music

Beginning Classical Guitar

Musical Style I

Music Technology

World Music

History of Rock’n Roll

Survey of Jazz

Photo by Spencer Sandstrom

Photo by Spencer Sandstrom




Acting I for Non-majors

Dramatic Arts/Television

Exploring Theatre

Survey of Theatre

Tai Chi Yoga Movement

Black Theatre

Zen, Eastern Theatre

Queer Theatre

AuthorThe Finer Points

Although the College of Fine Arts faculty members study varying art forms, one uniting factor is their incredible dedication and commitment to excellence. From awards, commissions, research projects, professional affiliations, grants, and community recognition, there is no shortage of accomplishments to celebrate. Over the summer, the College has featured the following faculty members' work. We invite you to take a closer look at the stories behind these incredible achievements. 

Department of Modern Dance professor Eric Handman's work was showcased at a national dance festival. 

Department of Theatre's Martine Kei Green-Rogers serves as dramaturg at the largest regional theatre in the country. 

Department of Ballet's Maggie Tesch has built unique relationships to bring world-class training to local ballet instructors.

Department of Art & Art History's Beth Krensky was named a Presidential Scholar in the inaugural cohort of this prestigious new award.