College of Fine Arts and Design
The College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) at the University of Central Oklahoma prepares creative individuals to become leaders, professionals and educators through innovative, diverse and collaborative transformative experiences. CFAD serves as the gateway to the University’s cultural life through performances, exhibitions, working studios and outreach programs. Our connection with the greater metropolitan area engages students in the local, national and global arts and design communities. We house six academic departments and schools: The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), Art, Dance, Theatre Arts and the School of Desian as well as the School of Music. In August of 2019, the University of Central Oklahoma and the UCO School of Music were welcomed into the global family of All-Steinway Schools. UCO students, faculty and guest artists are now practicing, learning, and performing on the finest pianos in the world.
Upcoming CFAD Events
Mitchell Hall Theatre, UCO’s performing arts venue since 1926, showcases the College of Fine Arts and Design's theatrical productions as well as dance and music concerts. Each year, many talented and award-winning student actors, singers, dancers and musicians are featured on stage. Mitchell Hall is also the home of the Broadway Tonight! series, Summerstock Productions, Movies@Mitchell and a variety of campuswide events.
Directions to Mitchell Hall
Upcoming Events at Mitchell Hall
The Radke Fine Arts Theatre in the Center for Transformative Learning building is located to the west of the Liberal Arts building off of Baumann Avenue. This hall is the primary location for student recitals. The hall has two dressing rooms and also houses a 9-foot Steinway Model D piano.
The Melton Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the Art & Design Building on the UCO campus. We exhibit local, regional and national artists and designers, providing a space that emphasizes innovation and exploration for the UCO community and beyond.
The CHK|Central Boathouse is one of the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City metro's newest attractions, beautifully placed on the Oklahoma River in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District. It is "Where Art Meets the River," with the inclusion of an art gallery, a musical and live performance stage, an outside water stage and a private conference room.