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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

School of Design

School Mission Statement: Prepare students to be creative problem solvers, decision makers and intelligent participants in the design community.

UCO Design

As design disciplines continue to grow, design students need an environment in which they can develop their skills, knowledge and identities as designers. With that in mind, the Department of Design was created in 2001 as a part of the College of Fine Arts and Design. UCO is the first university in the region to house its design programs, Graphic Design and Interior Design, in their own School of Design. UCO Design is a NASAD-accredited design school.

The interior design program leading to the BFA in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. 

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The BFA in Interior Design granted by the University of Central Oklahoma meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

See Our Work

We are the University of Central Oklahoma's School of Design. We are professionals. We are masters. We live and breathe the trade we teach. Each one of us comes from a different background; we strive to provide you with a well-rounded and versatile experience in design school so you can one day be masters of the trade, like us.

Our Awards

UCO Design students have successfully won more ADDY awards than any other design school in the nation. Since 2011, our students have won more than 1,045 awards! Not only do our students enter the American Advertising Awards, but they also enter competitions such as Graphex and AIGA Flux. Students also submit work (not only have they submitted, but many have been published) into publications such as Print, How, GDUSA, and CA.

UCO Design is supported by

Kirkpatrick Foundation

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Kevin Bergquist

As a Graphic Designer at Fulton Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN, alumnus Kevin Bergquist demonstrates the skills he gained from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design in his daily work.

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