We’re dedicated to excellence in the education of all forms of art creation, art history
and design. We have excellent facilities for painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics,
sculpture, jewelry and small metals, digital photo and video, graphic design, motion
design, UI/UX, typography and art history. Through travel abroad, internships and
hands-on experience with the OSU Museum of Art and Prairie Arts Center, we provide
esthetic and professional preparation for the art world.
Art exhibitions have been appearing on the Oklahoma State University campus in various
locations since the 1920’s when Doel Reed, the first head of the Art Department was
hired. Art exhibitions at OSU found a more formal home in 1959 with the first dedicated
gallery space in 312 Whitehurst Hall. Housed in the Bartlett Center for the Visual
Arts since 1981, the Gardiner Gallery has remained an integral part of the OSU community
and Department of Art. The gallery functions as a critical venue at Oklahoma State
University as a teaching environment and place to experience the visual arts. The
Gardiner exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists, produces a yearly suite
of student shows, and facilitates inter-departmental programming relating to current
Students work on projects in lettering, typography, layout and design. Cutting edge
technologies of digital and traditional media facilitate award winning works in Motion
Graphics, Print and Interaction Design.
MFA students work in media including print, motion and interaction design. Providing
traditional as well as cutting edge facilities, the curriculum includes a series of
rigorous yet flexible industry-oriented courses.
The art minor degrees will enhance other major degrees.
Labs, Facilities and Faculty Resources
The Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History is based in the Bartlett Center,
which houses art history classrooms, graphic design labs, computer labs, most studio
labs (painting, jewelry/metals, drawing, photography), the Gardiner Gallery of Art
and the Visual Resource Center. The Visual Arts Annex supports sculpture, printmaking,
ceramics and digital facilities. Students also work with our partners at the Prairie
Arts Center and the OSU Museum of Art.