We create producers. At a time where media can be produced, edited and distributed in moments with a single device by anyone, knowing how to move audiences and create a lens through which they're moved or persuaded is more critical now than ever before. 

The channels through which digital media flow are increasing exponentially, creating an incredible demand for skilled storytellers, filmmakers, documentarians and photographers and that's where SPA's Media Arts program comes in. 

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Winner of the Children's Friend Foundation PSA contest at the Utah High School Film Festival


SPA's Media Arts students learn both philosophical communication models and then develop and practice production skills in all domains on state-of-the-art acquisition technology and standard industry grip and electric inventories.

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Director CTE, Teacher of New Media Production, SPA Media Production Company EP

Eric Young, M.Ed, is an Assistant Professor Emeritus of Communication and New Media at Dixie State University where he taught since 1995, teaching a broad range of courses in Media Studies and Production. He developed DSU's Baccalaureate in Communication and New Media and established emphases in film, broadcast and new media production. Mr. Young is a constructivist impacting his instructional design and assessment and has been nominated and honored as Teacher of the Year at DSU. 

It's through this hands-on, discovery approach where Eric's students realize theory and engage in best practices in digital media design, production and critique.

Before and during his teaching career he worked in film production with over a hundred screen credits from producing and directing to director of photography and a SteadiCam operator, having produced award-winning content in commercial, corporate, industrial, documentary and television news production. 

Eric's cinema base comes from his study and work in commercial photography and photojournalism. He’s taught master classes on portrait, fashion, commercial and landscape photography. 

In addition to teaching and overseeing our Media Department, Eric also serves as the Director of the CTE Department and as one of the GSA Advisors and is also a part of our Safety Committee. 

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Begin Your Student's Path at SPA


Registration at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts is easy, we are here to help walk you through it. The very first step is to fill out the registration form so that we have enough information to be able to serve you. You can do so by clicking the above link.

Applications for admission need to be received prior to registration. New student and late registration is ongoing. Please contact Linda Gunderson for more information.


2291 S. 2000 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 466-6700

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