UCO Department of Design

100 N University Drive, A&D 107
Edmond OK  73034

Phone: (405) 974-5200

UCO Department of Design

As design disciplines continue to grow, design students need an environment in which they can develop their skills, knowledge and identities as designers. With that in mind, the Department of Design was created in 2001 as a part of the College of Fine Arts and Design. UCO is the first university in the region to house its design programs, Graphic Design and Interior Design, in their own Department of Design.

The Department of Design administers undergraduate (BFA) degree options in Graphic Design and Interior Design and a graduate (MFA) degree in Design that are pre-professional career preparation programs that provide the necessary facilities, technology, theories, information and skills to help students excel in:


Developing unique, innovative and effective solutions to design problems

Clearly communicating concepts and solutions

Understanding philosophies, theories and terminology of design

Rendering, executing and producing design

Presenting concepts and solutions orally and in writing

Developing high standards of professional practice


Department Accomplishments

The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

The number of design majors has increased steadily to over 400, one of the largest enrollment of design majors in the state

The Department of Design is the largest department in the College of Fine Arts and Design

Numerous awards have been earned by students, graduates, and faculty

Design students and faculty are active in AIGA- American Institute of Graphic Arts, ASID- American Society of Interior Designers and IIDA-International Interior Design Association
The department enjoys excellent working relationships with design firms in Oklahoma through internships, gallery exhibits, guest lectures and study tours

The programs have strong hiring records with design graduates working in the Oklahoma City metro area, Tulsa, Dallas, Kansas City and other major markets

The department offers summer workshops in graphic design and interior design for high school students

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The University of Central Oklahoma's Department of Design

Prepare students to be creative problem solvers, decision makers and intelligent participants in the design community.

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Founded: The University of Central Oklahoma, College of Fine Arts & Design, Department of Design was founded in 2001.

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Past Events

The Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening

The Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening
05:00 pm - 03/08/2018

At UCO Department of Design

You're invited! We hope you will join us in supporting the improvement of UCO Design facilities. The Pop-Up Shop at the Department Store will feature design, illustration,...

I <3 Design Opening Reception

I <3 Design Opening Reception
04:00 pm - 02/14/2018

At UCO Department of Design

A testimonial-based show featuring junior and senior Interior and Graphic Design students who tell why they love design and how they came to love it, plus show us...

Letterpress & Prototyping Lab Workshop: Students and Alumni

Letterpress & Prototyping Lab Workshop: Students and Alumni
12:00 pm - 12/02/2017

At UCO Department of Design

Come and experience the joy of laser cutting, letterpress, screen printing, vinyl cutting and 3-d printing! We have room for 8 students (free ticket link below in...

AIGA UCO Design Movie Night

AIGA UCO Design Movie Night
07:00 pm - 11/29/2017

At UCO Department of Design

Join AIGA UCO and the Design Department for popcorn and a showing of The Visual Language of Herbert Matter. This documentary gives a revealing look at the fascinating...

Teach Can Do

Teach Can Do
04:00 pm - 02/15/2017

At UCO Department of Design

Hand + Eye

Hand + Eye
04:00 pm - 01/11/2017

At UCO Department of Design

Hand + Eye Opening Reception Wednesday, January 11th, 4–5 p.m. NUC Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd & 4th Floors This exhibition will highlight work showing a high caliber...

Envision: The 6th Annual Illustration Show

Envision: The 6th Annual Illustration Show
06:30 pm - 11/18/2016

At UCO Department of Design

UCO Design Presents ENVISION: The 6th Annual Illustration Show Friday, November 18th, 2016 Private Opening: 5:00pm – 6:30pm Public Opening : 6:30pm – 8:00pm ...

Design to Protect Elephants Exhibition

Design to Protect Elephants Exhibition
05:00 pm - 11/04/2016

At UCO Department of Design

An exhibition showcasing work created by designers to protest and raise awareness about the slaughter of the African Elephant. Funded by a grant from the Kirkpatrick...

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