Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Admission
All but one degree in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts requires a 2.50 grade point average. Effective with the summer 2013 incoming class, the Music Education degree requires a 2.75 grade point average.
In addition to the grade point average requirement, students interested in any of the Fine Arts (except Art History majors) must audition or submit a portfolio and be accepted before declaring their Fine Arts major.
The OU School of Visual Arts serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate level students in art history, media, studio and visual communications with a faculty of 26 full-time artists, designers and scholars. The school is divided into five broad areas: foundations, studio arts, art history, media art, and visual communications. BFA in ART students (Freshman, Transfer, and OU Change of Major) must be accepted into the OU School of Visual Arts through application with either a portfolio or interview. Official acceptance as an art major must take place in order to enroll in art major courses. All studio majors begin as ART Undecided and Art History may be declared at any time.
The School of Dance is considered one of the leading programs in the nation for training in ballet and modern dance technique. The school emphasizes performance and now boasts two performing companies. Undergraduate applicants are required to audition at one of the two audition dates offered by the School of Dance each year. Graduate applicants must submit a resume, a video containing a personal performance as well as their choreography and three recommendations to the School of Dance in addition to the School and OU applications. An audition and interview will be scheduled following graduate faculty review of the video and application materials.
The Helmerich School of Drama prepares students for professional careers in theatre, film and theatre education. Coursework on the undergraduate level includes acting; directing; movement and dance; voice and diction stage combat; graphics; stagecraft; theatre history; costume history; construction and design; lighting and scenic design; and play structure and analysis. Admission to the Helmerich School of Drama requires an on-campus audition (for Acting concentration), portfolio review (for Design or Technology concentrations) or an interview (for Stage Management or Dramaturgy concentrations).
The School of Music is Oklahoma’s only comprehensive music school. A full complement of faculty artists and scholars offers instruction in all traditional instruments and voice, music education, musicology, music composition, and music theory. Admission to all undergraduate music degree programs (and some graduate programs) is contingent upon an applied music audition. Audition information is online. Anyone unable to attend any of the audition days may call (405) 325-2081 for information. Applicants for graduate programs should contact the School of Music coordinator of graduate studies, Sanna Pederson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 325-3616.
The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre is the only School of Musical Theatre within a public university in the country. It provides its students with the best of two worlds — conservatory-style training within a dynamic liberal arts university environment. To be accepted into the program, you must participate in a two-part audition. Students can either attend Unifieds or submit a video to complete the Pre-Audition. If you receive a callback or we contact you regarding your video submission, then you will be invited to a final on-campus audition in February. This is a mandatory step in the process so that our entire faculty may see you perform in person.