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School of Art, Design and Art History

At the School of Art, Design and Art History, students are challenged to closely examine their own artistic practice, modern and historical artworks and the world around them. We create a stimulating and personalized environment to practice, explore and advance the visual arts. While we provide a solid grounding in established art-making practices, we also encourage innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. You will develop the techniques, critical thinking tools and creative skills necessary to realize your vision.

Our small classes allow us to know our students as individuals, artists and scholars. Students will enjoy the active visiting artist and lecturer program, which attracts well-established artists, art critics and art historians. Our close relationships with the Gilcrease Museum, which is managed by The University of Tulsa, the Philbrook Museum of Art and local galleries provide students with hands-on experience.

The School of Art offers undergraduate concentrations in studio art and art history with courses in a variety of artistic media and time periods. We also house the interdisciplinary arts management program, which focuses on administration and advocacy. Our graduate degrees in studio art teach students to hone and develop their artistic practice. The School of Art’s mission is to give our students a firm grounding in the foundations of art and art history, while also challenging them to engage more deeply with the artistic community.

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