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Department of Art

The UCO Department of Art's mission is to provide transformative educational experiences that promote artistic vision by offering programs that help students learn the skills and acquire the knowledge for professional careers and leadership in Art Education, Art History and Studio Arts. As a UCO Art major, students will define their vision for the future and cultivate their focus on a contemporary world: 

  • Strengthen visual and conceptual components of art
  • Creation of portfolio to gain greater insight into the theories and techniques necessary for advanced study
  • Imaginative problem-solving, self-reflective evaluation and critical thinking
  • Studio emphasis in: ceramics, drawing/printmaking, jewelry & metalsmithing, painting and sculpture. Coming soon: emphasis in new media.


close up photo of Laine Godsey posing against greenery

Alumnae Story: Laine Godsey

Laine Godsey is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Philadelphia, where she is the Coordinator of Arts and Community Engagement at the Center for Creative Works and also serves as adjunct faculty at Lincoln University. Her studio practice utilizes sculpture, found material, photography and installation, addressing how gender, domesticity and objects, as carriers of memory, shape our sense of identity. 

Godsey received a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma's Department of Art and went on to get an MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art with a certificate in New and Time Based Media from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Philadelphia-based artistic collective, Fjord, is a guest curator at Gallery 241 and sits on the Accessibility Advisory Board at the Wagner Institute of Science. Godsey has exhibited in shows in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Wyoming and internationally in Florence, Italy and Berlin, Germany. Her work has been published in Mousse Magazine, reviewing online at and Title Magazine. She has received the Susan Cromwell Coslett Traveling Fellowship and the Lawrence Shprintz Fine Arts Prize.

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