Student Resources

Academic Advising

Learn about our advisors on the College of Fine Arts website.


Helpful Links

How to Apply
Casting Policy
Course Offerings
Classes for Non Majors


Resources for Students

CFA Curriculum Exception
Babcock Plan
Studio 115 Plan


Faculty Mentors

Students are encouraged to meet with their respective faculty mentor at least once each semester.
Actor Training Program: Sarah Shippobotham, Chris DuVal (starting spring 2017)
Musical Theatre Program: Denny Berry
Performing Arts Design Program: Brenda Van der Wiel
Stage Management: Barbara Sturgis
Theatre Studies, Honors and Theatre Minor: Bob Nelson, Interim Faculty Mentor
Theatre Teaching: Xan Johnson


Theatre Student Benefits

Arts Pass
The Arts Pass is what makes it possible for you (yes, you) to use your student ID as a free ticket into the hundreds of arts events on campus each year.
This is open to all University of Utah students and includes screenings, performances, concerts, and exhibitions by our students and faculty, and also provides free or discounted access to the professional arts organizations on campus: UtahPresents, Pioneer Theatre Company, and the Utah Museum of Fine Art.
Why? Because more and more research is showing the positive impacts of the arts on education. The findings are significant: exposure to the arts is linked with better critical thinking skills, greater social tolerance, a greater likelihood of seeking out art and culture in the future, and better workforce opportunities.
Maybe that’s why more than 28,000 Arts Pass tickets were issued during the last year alone.
So, come. Experience. Enjoy.

Pioneer Theatre Company College Student Discount
  • Preview Night (Thurs before Opening Night): FREE. (Preview night tickets are distributed first-come-first-served on the Monday after prior show closes).
  • Reserved seats (Monday-Thursday nights): Half Price (for productions in the current semester)
  • Student Rush (1 hour before curtain, any performance): One U Theatre student ticket free. You must present your Ucard with U Theatre sticker on it. Stickers available in PAB 206.

Salt Lake Acting Company Starving Student Artist Pass
At just $8 per play, current theatre students will receive a punch card that allows them to come standby for any performance during our season with a guaranteed seat. This program is conceived with the flexibility to fit the needs of a busy college artist. Also included is access to free master classes at SLAC over the course of the season, featuring prominent visiting playwrights, directors, actors, and teachers.
For more information, visit: http://www.saltlakeactingcompany.org/education