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Fine Arts Convocation

OU Commencement

For information regarding OU Commencement and Convocations this spring, please visit ou.edu/commencement.

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts - Sunday, May 16, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Face masks will be required, and the university will provide masks for those who do not bring their own.
** All graduates and guests must register in advance to attend. **

Six ceremonies for OU’s Norman campus degree-granting colleges will be held in The Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium from Friday, May 14 to Monday, May 17, 2021. Each college has been assigned to a specific ceremony for space accommodation. Due to COVID-19 capacity limitations, a university-wide Commencement will not take place this year. All ceremonies will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend.

OU Artist-in-Residence Paul Moore to Receive Nation’s Highest Award for Sculpture

Paul Moore

Paul Moore, artist-in-residence, and professor of figurative sculpture at the University of Oklahoma, is the recipient of the nation’s most prestigious award for sculpture in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art form.

The National Sculpture Society will present Moore its Special Medal of Honor at its annual conference this summer. Throughout the society’s 127-year history, only 45 special honor awards have been given to accomplished artists, architects, historians, and philanthropists. Moore will be the 28th artist to receive this award, joining past recipients such as Daniel Chester French, who created the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Paul Manship, renowned for his sculpture of Prometheus in New York's Rockefeller Center.

“For decades, Paul Moore has brought our state’s history to life through his breathtaking bronze works of art.” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “At OU, he has immortalized some of our university’s most iconic figures, which will stand sentinel on our campus grounds for generations to come. He is incredibly deserving of this prestigious honor.”

Over the past four decades Moore has produced awe-inspiring bronze sculptures that stand gracefully and thoughtfully in museums; in private, international, and corporate collections; and at universities and memorials around the world.

As OU artist-in-residence, Moore has sculpted many prominent works across the university, including the sculpture of President George Lynn Cross in front of Evans Hall and the Seed Sower statues featured on all three of OU’s campuses.

Outside the university, Moore’s Achievements culminated in the completion of his 20-year masterpiece project, the Oklahoma Centennial Land Run Monument.  

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Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts offers the largest and most comprehensive fine arts program in the state of Oklahoma. We are immensely proud of our students, and ask that you join us in assisting them with a helping hand through the newly established Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund.

With your help, we can make a difference!
Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund

University Theatre

UNLOCK A BRILLIANT SPRING SEASON AT UNIVERSITY THEATRE! We invite you to join us in person, via live stream or video-on-demand for five entertaining productions.

The final production of the spring season is ROE. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) in the years following the fateful decision. (April 23-May 2).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS VISIT THEATRE.OU.EDU.

Clíona Smith Earns National Performing Arts Design Award

Clíona Smith


Clíona Smith, a senior design major in the Peggy V. Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma, won the Richard Hay Undergraduate Scene Design Award at a recent competition hosted by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

As winner of this award, Smith, from Atlanta, will exhibit her portfolio at the upcoming USITT Conference and Stage Exposition in March and receive a cash award.

Smith submitted her scenic design portfolio on OU University Theatre’s productions of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Così fan tutte, and Cabaret, along with model building and artwork. Her additional design work while a student at OU includes Helmerich School of Drama Lab Theatre’s Men on Boats.

“The entire School of Drama is so proud of Clíona,” stated Seth Gordon, Director, Helmerich School of Drama. “This award is among the most prestigious and competitive a design student can receive in this country. USITT is the main service organization in the design and technology field, and so for Clíona to receive this just as she enters the profession is a wonderful affirmation of her talent, hard work, and skill.”

The USITT Scene Design Award honors a college student who displays a strong sense of design aesthetics and competency in a wide variety of scenic design-related skills. Candidates must demonstrate a strong execution of artistic and technical ability and display competency in the design process and the realized production.

USITT is the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry. Since 1960, USITT connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students. Today, the Institute boasts thousands of members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment. USITT is now the leader in life-long learning opportunities for the entertainment design and technology industry.

 


 

Fine Arts ENGAGE Calendar, Spring 2021

OU Fine Arts calendar for Spring 2021

Welcome to the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts ENGAGE digital calendar as we bring you an entirely new spring season of fascinating experiences in the arts. University Theatre offers in-person experiences. In addition, we also offer online viewing with Live Stream and Video-on-Demand for select performances.

OU School of Visual Arts exhibitions may be viewed online. Learn more at art.ou.edu; University Theatre productions, visit theatre.ou.edu; Helmerich School of Drama Lab Theatre productions, visit drama.ou.edu; and School of Music concerts, visit music.ou.edu.

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Learn More at OU Together

Stay updated with the latest information about the university's response to COVID-19 at OU TOGETHER.

Now more than ever, the OU family must lead with purpose and compassion. As we resume the in-person experience on the OU campus, we embrace the opportunity to emerge stronger, together. Find information for students, faculty and staff at OU TOGETHER.

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University Mandatory Masking Policy

Each OU campus has implemented and will enforce a policy mandating that masks be worn by employees, students, patients, and visitors (1) when they are inside University facilities and vehicles and (2) when they are outdoors on campus and social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Each campus policy has been reviewed and approved by OU’s Chief COVID Officer and is effective until further notice.

 


 

Visual Arts

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The only institution in the state to offer a graduate degree in art history at both the master’s and doctoral level.

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Dance

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Considered one of the leading programs in the nation for training in ballet and modern dance technique.

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Drama

The second oldest established school in the nation, behind Yale University.

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Music

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Oklahoma’s only comprehensive music school with world-class faculty, state of the art facilities, and a broad array of performance and academic opportunities.

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Musical Theatre

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The only School of Musical Theatre within a public university in the country.

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Dean Mary Margaret Holt Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean Holt

Mary Margaret Holt, dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, has been selected for a lifetime achievement award in honor of her significant contributions to ballet excellence in higher education. 

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Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

Arts Mgmt. and Entrepreneurship certificate

The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) Graduate Certificate is a program meant for students interested in building a career in the arts in an exciting but ever-changing marketplace. The program is built on a flexible structure of fine arts, arts entrepreneurship, and MBA courses that develop the skills needed for career success and creative impact. Offered by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Price College of Business.

 

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Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund

Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts offers the largest and most comprehensive fine arts program in the state of Oklahoma. We are immensely proud of our students, and ask that you join us in assisting them with a helping hand through the newly established Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund.

With your help, we can make a difference!

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