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OU School of Visual Arts Academic Programs

The OU School of Visual Arts offers numerous professional and comprehensive studio arts and art history programs. Each program is specifically designed to educate those students choosing a career in art. The faculty is comprised of teaching artists and art historians, whose knowledge, leadership, and skills create a classroom environment that is both productively rewarding and personally challenging.

Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs provide students interested in pursuing careers in art the only comprehensive BFA and MFA studio arts program in the state. Students choosing art history as a professional field may select from The Bachelor of Arts or the Master of Arts in Art (Art History) at the graduate level.

For all degree programs, a core curriculum of general education courses, combined with specific University academic requirements and electives, are complemented with specific studio art and art history requirements and electives. As each study program for the BFA, BA, MFA or MA degree is appropriately designed to meet specific requirements of its professional art field, the School of Art assigns an academic advisor to work with each student in the program.