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Studio Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
The Studio Arts curriculum offers a comprehensive experience designed to engage students with traditional and contemporary practices and to develop critical thinking skills. The program from the University of Oklahoma combines broad-based university studies with concept-driven experimentation in the studio arts disciplines.
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After completion of the four core classes, students will enroll in a series of introductory courses within the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students then apply for admission to the studio art program.

So, what's my degree?

A Studio Arts major from the University of Oklahoma graduates with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art. Students will build a concentration in two studio disciplines, chosen from painting, printmaking, ceramics, or sculpture. OU also offers a Master of Fine Arts in art degree.

Do my interests fit?

Studio arts students typically have interests in:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • New Media
  • Multimedia
  • Interdisciplinary media
  • Contemporary culture

What kind of career could I pursue?

  • Professional Artist or Art Consultant
  • Art Organizations or Conservators
  • Movie & Film Productions, Special Effects Studios
  • Set Designers
  • Art Restorers and Curators
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Public Art Agencies
  • Production Development/Modeling
  • Television/Advertising
  • Foundries, Ceramic Engineers, Metal Fabricators
  • Fine Art Printing, Print Production Studios, Archives

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 included:

  • Beginning Drawing
  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Beginning Ceramics
  • Sculpture: Material, Space, and Process, or Beginning Sculpture: Figurative
  • Beginning Painting

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:

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

In order to complete the application you will need to gather several pieces of information including the following:Submit the application before the deadlineA $40 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicantsOfficial high school transcript reflecting at least six semesters of work completed, a grade point average computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale, and a rank in classOfficial copies of your ACT and/or SAT scoresLetter of RecommendationAn official transcript from any collegiate institution you have attended as a concurrently enrolled studentOfficial copies of any AP or CLEP test scoresEnglish Proficiency Requirement

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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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