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All University of Oklahoma and scholarship applications can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link to the right.  If you have any questions please email art@ou.edu or call (405) 325-2691.

Admission to the OU School of Visual Arts is contingent upon acceptance to the University of Oklahoma by the University of Oklahoma Admissions Office. http://admissions.ou.edu/

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OU School of Visual Arts Admission Information

Incoming Freshmen:

-        Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Oklahoma.  http://www.ou.edu/content/web/admissions_aid.html

-        Once admitted to the University of Oklahoma, all art majors are admitted under the Bachelor of Arts in Art or Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree programs.

-        Students may choose to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree, or apply at a later date to one of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree programs.  No further application is required for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History.

-     Application Process for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Programs takes place after portfolio review by School of Visual Arts faculty.

Studio Art: Successfully complete Core I through Core IV and 12 hrs of lower division ART courses.  Portfolio review by Studio faculty.

Art, Technology, and Culture: Successfully complete Core I and Core II. Completion or current enrollment in Core III and Core IV, and portfolio review by ATC faculty.

Visual Communication: Successfully complete Core I and Core II.  Completion or current enrollment in Core III and Core IV, and interview/portfolio review by Visual Communication faculty.

-    Degree Checksheets are available at

http://www.ou.edu/content/checksheets/fine-arts.html

 

OU Change of Major to Art and Transfer Students from other institutions:

-        Transfer Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Oklahoma.  http://www.ou.edu/content/web/admissions_aid.html

-        The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and the School of Visual Arts requires minimum OU and Combined Retention GPAs of 2.50 for admission.

-        All art majors are initially admitted under the Bachelor of Arts in Art or Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree programs.

-        Students may choose to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree, or apply at a later date to one of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree programs.  No further application is required for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History.

Application Process for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Programs
takes place after portfolio review by School of Visual Arts faculty.

Studio Art: Successfully complete Core I through Core IV and 12 hrs of lower division ART courses.  Portfolio review by Studio faculty.

Art, Technology, and Culture: Successfully complete Core I and Core II. Completion or current enrollment in Core III and Core IV, and portfolio review by ATC faculty.

Visual Communication: Successfully complete Core I and Core II.  Completion or current enrollment in Core III and Core IV, and interview/portfolio review by Visual Communication faculty.

Degree Checksheets are available at

http://www.ou.edu/content/checksheets/fine-arts.html

 

If you have completed college level art coursework that is equivalent to required Core courses, contact Professor Karen Hayes-Thumann (kmthumann@ou.edu) for placement information.

Contact

Students should contact the School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Coordinator, Karen Hayes-Thumann, for more information.

Graduate Admission Process

Prospective graduate students must apply to the University of Oklahoma Graduate School to be considered for the graduate program.

Official transcripts must be sent to OU graduate admissions directly. Do not send transcripts to the School of Visual Arts.

International students must complete TOEFL requirements (if applicable). Further, international applicants should review the International Student Admissions page.

Additional information regarding graduate studies, admissions, scholarships and financial aid can be found at the University of Oklahoma Graduate College.

 

Master of Fine Art in Art

Applications Due: January 15th (fall admission only).

Professor Jason Cytacki serves as the Coordinator of the MFA program. Prospective students may contact him at Jason.cytacki@ou.edu or call 574-250-3096 with questions or to schedule a meeting on campus.

 

Master of Art in Art History

Applications Due: Oct. 1st (spring admission) or Jan. 15th (fall admission).

Dr. Jackson Rushing serves as the Graduate Coordinator of the MA and PhD programs. Prospective students may contact Dr. Rushing at Jackson_rushing@ou.edu with questions or to schedule a meeting on campus.

 

Ph.D. in Art History

Applications Due: Oct. 1st (spring admission) or Jan. 15th (fall admission).

Dr. Jackson Rushing serves as the Graduate Coordinator of the MA and PhD programs. Prospective students may contact Dr. Rushing at Jackson_rushing@ou.edu with questions or to schedule a meeting on campus.

Graduate Student Degree Checksheets

Laptop Policy

To ensure that students have adequate access to the software and programs needed for creative and scholarly work, the OU School of Visual Arts requires newly admitted BA & BFA majors in all programs to have an Apple Macbook, MacBook Pro or PC/Windows laptop.

It’s highly recommended that your laptop has been acquired within the previous two years of starting our program and meet the specifications below.

*Students planning to apply to Visual Communication (DES) must meet the Apple MacBook Pro specifications (here) in order to pursue the degree. The specifications below are not applicable to the DES degree.

  1. 2.0 GHz (or better) dual core processor. An Intel i5 or i7 quad core processor is preferred.
  2. 8G of RAM memory (minimum). 16G RAM is preferred.
  3. High Definition graphics card-- Intel HD4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT650 or better.
  4. 512GB+ Hard drive (minimum). A flash storage HD is preferred but not required.

To assist students with the purchase of a new Mac, the OU School of Visual Arts has partnered with the University of Oklahoma’s Information Technology and Apple to provide packages needed for BA/ BFA majors. The OU IT Store also has a large selection of new Apple & PC laptops adequate for our programs.

Please contact the OU IT Store at 405.325.1925 or visit them on Campus Corner in Norman for more information.

OU IT Store
329 W. Boyd St.
Norman, OK 73069
405.325.1925

For financial aid information visit the financial aid website here. Or contact the IT store by phone: 405.325.1925