Snow College - Ephraim, UT | Utah Schools with Design Programs | Graphic Design

Snow College

School Summary
150 E College Ave
Ephraim, UT 84627
(435) 283-7000
Degree Type:
Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree
Campus Setting:
Town: Remote
Campus Housing:

About Snow College

Snow College is located in Ephraim, a city in Sanpete County, Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Sanpete is an area teeming with skilled artisans specializing in all mediums, from musical instruments and furniture to pottery, quilting, and painting. Those who participate in the annual Spring City Art Studio Tour can visit the personal studios of over 20 artisans. Ephraim is home to the Central Utah Art Center, featuring two galleries and over 1700 square feet of exhibition space. Ephraim is also the host of an annual Scandinavian Heritage Festival, featuring a parade, art show, quilt show, and ceramics workshops. The rural community is just seven miles north of Manti and only an hour south of Provo.

Snow College is a public two-year institution of higher learning. The college was established in 1888. It is one of the oldest two-year state colleges in the West. It began as the Sanpete Stake Academy, originally founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twelve years after its founding, it was renamed Snow Academy. In 1917, the name was changed again to Snow Normal College. For the brief period of one year, the name changed to Snow Junior College. In 1923, the college’s name was changed to Snow College. Snow College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. With an enrollment of only about 2800 students, Snow offers some of the smallest classes in Utah.

Snow offers a two-year AAS degree program in art and graphics communications. The department provides both technical and aesthetic training in design, drawing, and illustration areas, as well as traditional and computer-based graphics production processes. Required courses include design, illustration, graphic communications, electronic imaging, color, illustrative techniques, computer illustration, and electronic image processing. Available electives include typography, screen printing, architectural rendering, and three-dimensional modeling and animation, plus special projects courses and cooperative education experiences.

In addition, Snow offers a two-year AAS degree program in drafting technology. The program covers the principles of proper drafting techniques, application of computer-aided drafting, and specialized drafting for architecture, mechanical, civil, and presentation applications. Required courses include principles of technology, technical drafting, architecture-residential design, AutoCAD, and topographical drafting. Drafting electives include architectural rendering, basic surveying, architectural drafting, architectural desktop AutoCAD, and special residential and commercial architecture projects.

Snow College takes pride in the fact that more than 75 percent of its students receive financial assistance either through a scholarship, financial aid, or both. Academic scholarships are available to new, returning, and transfer students, both resident and nonresident. Leadership or citizenship scholarships are awarded based on past leadership or citizenship experience to students willing to take on a leadership challenge. Departmental and talent scholarships are available in several areas. Nonresident scholarships include the Western Undergraduate Exchange award, the Nonresident Tuition Waiver, and nonresident academic awards. Snow also offers athletic scholarships and private scholarships funded by the college's foundation.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,