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Important Update:

Through Jan. 28, the university is operating at Level 2. For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote, hybrid, extended classroom or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory for in-person classes.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources.

Art Degrees

The UCO Department of Art offers three Bachelor degree programs and two minors. Students may also major in Arts Administration, a B.A. open to all UCO students.

  • Bachelor of Arts Education (B.A.Ed) in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Arts Administration
  • Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) Studio Art
  • Minor in Art
  • Minor in Art History

Many of our graduates are accepted into prestigious graduate programs across the United States, or have become art educators, historians and professional studio artists.

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Foundation Coursework

The Art core curriculum is a comprehensive foundation program for all art programs. The core is comprised of five fundamental studio courses, three Art History courses, and a sophomore capstone course for each area program.

The required foundation courses introduce students to the investigation of visual art practices and theories. These courses prepare students for the study of art by providing an intellectual framework that supports all the degree programs. Students are exposed to a wide range of media and processes where they are able to explore the vocabulary of the visual language in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects.