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The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts

As part of the University of Oklahoma, our 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 Oklahoma and the nation. The college is dedicated to the highest professional standards in arts performance, education, technology, scholarship, research and creative activity.

University Theatre production of "Cosi fan tutte"
  • Approximately 200 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 students each academic year in the Schools of Art and Art 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.
  • 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

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Art History
  • Master of Fine Arts in Art
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Degrees

Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) Graduate Certificate

Learn more about the OU School of Visual Arts here (pdf)

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Dance

Graduate Degrees

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts

Graduate Degrees

Learn more about the Helmerich School of Drama here (pdf)

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Undergraduate Degrees

School of Music

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Musical Arts

Graduate Degrees