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Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Mission Statement

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, as part of the University of Oklahoma, recognizes the universal language of the arts and the integral role of the arts in the improvement of the human condition in a culturally diverse environment.

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts provides an arts education, scholarship, and creative activities, by maintaining a university environment in which the highest professional standards are exemplified through its faculty.

The College promotes the arts through statewide community-based outreach programs. As the center for the arts in the State of Oklahoma, the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts is dedicated to bringing recognition to the state within the national community.

Welcome From Dean Taylor

Rich Taylor, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine ARts Dean

Welcome to the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at The University of Oklahoma. We are one of the premier fine arts schools in the heartland of America. Our OU Arts District contains the schools of Art and Art History, Dance, Drama, Music and Musical Theatre, plus a world-class art museum and collection. OU is truly... YOUR ARTS DESTINATION.   

Our expert faculty is nationally known for their outstanding teaching and research credentials as well as their professional careers as artists, performers and educators. Our focus here is on the student...and through mentoring, teaching, coaching, nurturing and challenging our students we produce success. Upon graduation, our brightest and best are creatively enriched, fully prepared and ready to compete in today's arts marketplace.

Each season, well over 350 performances grace our many stages and outstanding facilities. A myriad of featured orchestra and band concerts, recitals, Broadway musicals and plays, ballets and modern dance events, art shows and exhibits, lectures, and operas become an embellishment to the fabric of our remarkable instructional programs.

At OU, a professional, scholarly and collaborative environment supports our students in their creative and artistic endeavors on every step of their educational journey of discovery. Our beautiful and energized campus has a friendly and true family atmosphere that we believe is unequalled, anywhere.

We care about our students and take very seriously our responsibility to each one of them to give them a quality education and a great college experience. Our focused faculty and staff help our 1,100 fine arts major apply themselves each day in order to achieve and exceed their goals. Through hard work, professionalism and top-level instruction, our students develop and improve their talents, crafts and skills. We have a rewarding and fun educational adventure together at OU. Our over-arching goal at the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts is to help all students be prepared to make their dreams come true.

Please check out each of our colleges and their comprehensive and varied degree programs and opportunities on this web site. Compare our university and our arts disciplines with the best. We know we will measure up. We are proud of our teachers and students, our programs, our facilities and our commitment to excellence. Please plan a visit to our university and experience The OU Difference. 

I believe OU is the arts place for is for me. I am a proud graduate of our OU College of Fine Arts. Come discover the endless possibilities and opportunities that OU has to offer. The OU Experience awaits you. Your legacy can begin here. THANKS for your interest....Come be a Sooner! We are here for YOU — in the OU Arts District.

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
The University of Oklahoma