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Art, Technology and Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Art, Technology and Culture (ATC) program from the University of Oklahoma encompasses photography, film, and video. The program offers students exposure to techniques, alternative practices, and theoretical discourse. It focuses on the media maker as an independent artist, while the technical aspects of the program prepare the student for careers in both independent and commercial arenas.
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Committed to educating future artists of the moving image in a studio art context, film and video faculty encourage students to develop work in 16mm film, digital video, audio, performance, and installation. Faculty specialize in animation, experimental film, activist media, multi-channel video projection, and site-specific installation.The photography program is structured to offer students a wide range of exposure to photographic techniques. Students will use the darkroom facilities, which include film processing areas for all formats, as well as the digital photography lab, which houses a wide assortment of digital input and output devices.ATC faculty members have won national, state, and university awards for their teaching, research, and creative works, including the OU Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and the Regents’ Award for Professional and University Service. Students in the program have submitted their works to state, national, and international competitions.

Alumni of the Art, Technology and Culture (ATC) program from the University of Oklahoma have worked for such prestigious companies as Ralph Lauren, Dreamworks, the Associated Press, the Farrelly Brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

What kind of career could I pursue?

  • Film and video productions companies
  • Design and photography studios
  • Arts organizations
  • Museums
  • News and media organizations
  • Academic institutions
  • Television/Advertising

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Surface
  • Core Space and Time
  • Core Technology
  • Core Integrated Studio
  • Intro to Visual Culture and Media Literacy
  • Upper-Division Specialization Courses

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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