USAO’s art program develops intellectual, philosophical and technical strengths of young artists. Well-versed in tradition yet highly innovative, our art faculty have specifically designed their courses to give students a thorough knowledge base they can draw on in their own creative work.

Combined with our distinctive interdisciplinary core curriculum, USAO’s art department provides students with all the skills necessary for success in the 21st century marketplace.

Art students begin on a Bachelor of Art degree track and may apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program after their first year. Available concentrations include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, graphic design, computer graphics, expanded media and jewelry.

 Why Major in Art at USAO?

Career Possibilities

Teacher Certification in Art

USAO’s art teacher certification program prepares students to teach art from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The coursework combines the bachelor’s degree in art with the professional education core required in all of our teacher preparation programs.

The teacher certification program provides students with superior instruction in artistic techniques, theory, and history while also giving them a solid foundation in how to pass on this knowledge in a public school school setting.

All requirements for teacher certification programs are subject to change if new requirements are established by the Oklahoma State Board of Education, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability​ (OEQA).

Why Pursue a Teacher Certification in Art at USAO?

Degree Checksheets

Bachelor of Art Degree Checksheet

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Checksheet

Art with Teacher Certification Degree Checksheet