The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, originally organized as the School of Fine Arts in 1903, was the fourth college to be founded at the University of Oklahoma. Today, the college includes the Schools of Art and Art History, Dance, Helmerich School of Drama, Music and the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. It is the largest and most comprehensive fine arts program in the state of Oklahoma and the premiere college of fine arts in the heartland of America.
A Commitment to the Arts
As a part of the University of Oklahoma, the college recognizes the universal language of the arts and the integral role of the arts in the improvement of the human condition within a culturally diverse environment.The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts is committed to excellence and promotion of the arts within the state of Oklahomaand the nation. The college is dedicated to the highest professional standards in the arts performance, education, technology,scholarship, research, and creative activity.
What you need to know about the OU College of Fine Arts!
- Approximately 400 recitals, concerts, performances, and exhibitions are presented each year in the OU Arts District.
- The college averages over 1,100 undergraduate and graduate fine arts majors each academic year in the Schools of Art andArt History, Dance, Drama, Music, and Musical Theatre.
- Over 8,000 OU students majoring in other areas take a fine arts class each academic year.
- The college has more than 200 nationally and internationally recognized educators, artists, performers, scholars, technicians,and staff experts.
- All students accepted to the College of Fine Arts must also be accepted by the University of Oklahoma. www.ou.edu/admissions
- Auditions are required for admission to programs in Dance, Drama, Music, and Musical Theatre. An application and portfolio or interview are required for admission to the School of Art and Art History studio programs. http://art.ou.edu/admissions
- Students have performance opportunities beginning their freshman year.
- Classes for majors are small. Students receive individual attention and mentoring from our faculty and staff experts.
- The OU in Arezzo program, nestled in the Tuscan hills between Florence and Rome, provides OU Fine Arts students a unique opportunity to study Renaissance masters in their proper historic and artistic context. Participants travel with an OU faculty member for one month throughout Italy and will visit Rome, Florence, Venice and Arezzo. Academic instruction is in English. All accepted applicants qualify for Presidential International Travel Fellowships. www.ou.edu/international/arezzo