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Welcome to OU University Theatre 2019-2020 "Theatre of Dreams" season! We invite you to join us for an engaging season designed and presented by the students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.



Gordon New Director for OU Helmerich School of Drama

Seth Gordon

Seth Gordon, a nationally recognized stage director and producer of new plays, has been named as director of the Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma.

A passionate educator, Gordon has taught stage directing, dramaturgy and audition techniques, and he has been invited to lead master classes in directing and acting at Webster University, Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory, Cleveland Play House, Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute and New York University.

As associate artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Gordon created and produced Ignite! an annual new play festival; crafted and curated a new play commissioning program; administered creative campaigns and fundraising efforts; assisted with season selection; supervised the casting and literary department; and was a member of the long range strategic planning committee.

"We are eager to welcome Seth to the University of Oklahoma as he enriches our already strong theatrical offerings in the Helmerich School of Drama and guides our talented faculty, students and staff toward a bright, exciting future," said Mary Margaret Holt, dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

Welcome to OU Fine Arts

Each year the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, with each of its five highly ranked schools of music, art, drama, dance and musical theatre, present a large array of concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and theatre productions. Rooted in excellence, our students learn from the best professional faculty, staff and guest artists to set new standards and achieve new heights. This video will give you a glimpse into OU FINE ARTS.

Professor Christopher Sadler Named 2019 Rothbaum Professor of Excellence

Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund

Professor Christopher Sadler, associate professor of drama, has been named the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts 2019 Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts.

Professor Sadler joined the University of Oklahoma’s Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama in 2005. He has served on multiple boards and councils and currently is serving on the OU General Education Assessment Subcommittee, Athletics Council, Graduate College Academic Appeals Board, Provost’s Advisory Committee on General Education Oversight, Campus Tenure Committee, Academic Programs Council, and as a mentor in the Stage Management Mentorship Program for the 2019 United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. National Conference and Stage Expo.

When asked about his leadership in arts education, Sadler said, “In 2005, I became the first faculty member at OU dedicated to the teaching of stage management. From the beginning, I was determined to make the bachelor of fine arts degree in stage management prominent regionally and nationally."

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!


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. The program is rounded out by a diverse scale of local, regional, and international internships, and a ground-breaking, bootcamp-style arts incubation lab. Offered by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Price College of Business, the program is designed to be taken alongside a Master's degree program, but can also be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

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

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

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Oklahoma’s only comprehensive music school.

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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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