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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.

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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. In 2015 alone, our students won 105 ADDY awards - in 2015, we won over 90! 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 (and many, published) to publications such as Print, How, and CA. What can we say? We like to win!

UCO Design is supported by

  • Paymo – for project management

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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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