Visual Arts  

Moving Image Arts

The Moving Image Arts program at Oklahoma City University recognizes the centrality of visual and aural communications and responds to the continual emergence of new technologies by providing interdisciplinary liberal arts curricula focused on both the critical and the physical production studies of moving image content. Students in both degree programs study and create today’s dynamic products of artistic and informational communications.

Through required courses, students majoring in either film studies or film production will learn how to create recorded content and understand the effects of recorded content as both a narrative and nonnarrative imaginative language of visual and aural art. Beyond the core course work, students will have extensive elective course choices that will properly prepare and fulfill different professional objectives to enhance his or her specific career direction.

The facilities and resources available provide ample opportunities for students to produce work that is critiqued and reviewed by the faculty on a one-on-one basis. Students are encouraged to share their work with the wider university community and the public through open and juried exhibitions and screenings. Upon successful completion of undergraduate degree requirements, students will have a portfolio to use as they plan their next professional or scholarly undertaking.

Our flexible programs of study will
  • prepare students for professions in the current industries of the moving image arts or to pursue advanced studies in graduate programs.
  • educate students in the history, theories, and concepts of the arts and sciences of the moving image arts as a global art form and their impact on social, economic, and cultural constructions.
  • allow students to develop individual talents, skills, and creative voices by offering an intensive, hands-on production education coupled with a broad exposure to the liberal arts as a foundation to successfully engage in art and culture.
  • add value to the studies of other majors, especially those in the already established programs of music, theatre, and dance, by providing allied course work to expand expertise into recorded as well as live performance.

All students wishing to major in film studies or film production must meet certain specific admission requirements in addition to the general university admission requirements. Admission to this program is selective. An interview, résumé, and either a recorded content portfolio or writing sample (depending on degree plan) are required. Decisions are based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency, potential, and a unique creative voice.

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.

For general admission information, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 405-208-5050 or email You can also apply online, request a brochure or view detailed admissions information on the University Admissions website.