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
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...