School of Arts, Communication & Media

Convergence becomes the driving force behind the School of Arts, Communication & New Media.  By combining the talents of students, faculty and staff within these disciplines, the better the educational experience for all.

This convergence resonates on Capitol Hill. The Utah Legislature has appropriated funds exceeding $50 million for a new building for the School of Arts, Communication & New Media, to be located at the South City Campus.

To understand why the support is so great, please use the accompanying links to learn more about the School's departments and programs.


The Communication Department at SLCC is the best resource for students to develop the verbal, written, and visual skills necessary to effectively convey their message to the world in an ever-changing environment.

The Communication Department sponsors and directs a vibrant Mass Communication Center that provides valuable instruction and real-world, hands-on experience in journalism, radio, television and video, and the Internet. The MCC uses practicum projects to enhance a student's experience in mass media. Student produced media is made available to the public through The Globe Newspaper (print and online), MCC-TV (video), Radio SLCC (audio/radio), and SLCCTV (broadcast television).

Visual Art & Design

Visual Art & Design (VAD) provides a variety of disciplines in both traditional and digital media, each of which are designed for every student to obtain the most worthwhile personal and professional development in a growing field.

The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily visual in nature. This includes art work, such as painting, photography, or sculpture, that appeals primarily to the visual sense and typically exists in permanent form.  Recently, Architecture has also become an integral part of VAD.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department enables students to discover and diversify their talents through an assortment of platforms, in environments which encourage and celebrate freedom of expression.

Performing arts include film, dance, music, opera, drama and circus arts. Artists who participate in performing arts in front of an audience are called performers. This includes designers, actors, songwriters, comedians, dancers, musicians and singers.

Fashion Design & Merchandising / Interior Design

The School also contains the renowned Fashion and Interior Design programs, under the direction of Mojdeh Sakaki.

Ableton University Tour

The Ableton University Tour is visiting SLCC South City Campus this Monday and presenting a student workshop from 2:00-5:00pm.

Anyone interested in learning about Ableton LIVE, a music creation and performance software and PUSH, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with LIVE is welcome! Ableton will also present a public workshop in the evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm.