Prospective students transferring from other institutions must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in acceptable credit hours of study for admission to the school. Transfer credit will be evaluated for equivalency by The School of Visual Arts’ transfer evaluator. Transfer students must also meet the student portfolio and interview requirements.
All applicants must submit a portfolio and are encouraged to contact the Art Department to arrange a showing and an interview with faculty members. Applicants for the B.F.A. program with no portfolio or students who need portfolio improvements can be admitted to the B.A. program and apply for the B.F.A. during their sophomore year. All portfolios are subject to the approval of faculty members.
Applicants must provide the following for a portfolio assessment:
Portfolio reviews can be scheduled during the following times during the Fall 2013 semester:
To schedule an interview, contact Carol Hanson, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m at (405) 208-5226, or via email.
Promising high school graduates with demonstrated artistic ability who intend to major in art may also be eligible for Art Department scholarships.
Scholarships for art majors are available from a variety of sources including the Norick Family Scholarship in Art. These awards are based on portfolio review, latest high school GPA, ACT scores, and personal interviews. Portfolios may be mailed or brought to the Norick Art Center during three annual spring portfolio review days. Original artwork is preferred; however, slides or digital images are acceptable. Scholarships are awarded by a consensus of the Art Department faculty.
More than 91 percent of OCU students receive financial assistance. The university awards more than $10 million in academic, merit and talent-based scholarships. In addition, you may receive private scholarships, grants, loans and part-time campus employment. We will work with you and your family to design a financial aid package that allows you to get an Oklahoma City University education. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for a full list of resources.