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The Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund is available for full-time students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts to address unexpected real-life events in which students may find themselves.

Please click the link below to apply for the Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund. Once completed, please return in person or mail to:

University of Oklahoma
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office
540 Parrington Oval, Suite 122, Norman OK 73019.

FINE ARTS STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND APPLICATION

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Oklahoma is conducting classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester. With new cases emerging every day, the safety of our students and community is our top priority.

We understand that this is a challenging time for all, and to ease the burden, we put together a list of resources to help you succeed online this school year. To see how the University of Oklahoma is officially responding to the outbreak, and view a COVID-19 Q&A, please click here.

Updated information about COVID-19 and recommendations may be found at these sites:

Sooners Helping Sooners

Sooners Helping Sooners raises money for current Norman, HSC and Tulsa campus students facing extenuating financial circumstances beyond their control. For more information visit http://www.ou.edu/give/shs

OU Housing Residents

OU Housing and Food Services COVID-19 update at http://www.ou.edu/housingandfood/covid-19

  • Alison– Free online courses from leading experts.
  • BRCK – Hardware, software and connectivity tools to enable learning.
  • Coursera – Online courses taught by instructors from well-recognized universities and companies.
  • Duolingo – Free language learning application.
  • EdX – Access free online courses from leading educational institutions worldwide.
  • Khan Academy– Free online courses, lessons and practice.
  • Worldreader – Provides free access to a large library of digital books and stories that can be accessed via mobile devices.
  • YouTube– Largest repository of educational videos.
  • To view a longer list, click here

OU offers downloadable versions of MATLAB, Mathematica, SPSS, and a number of other key software for student download at downloads.ou.edu. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has a list of online resources for faculty and students here.

Now that our classrooms are virtual, we must be especially intentional about finding ways to support and include all community members, and these videos offer some valuable insights.

OU School of Music trumpet player

If you have any immediate health concerns, please call:
Norman: (405) 325-4611
OUHSC: (405) 271-9675
OU-Tulsa: (918) 660-3102

Enrollment for Internship credit is not permitted until the "Internship Approval Forms", available below or in the Fine Arts dean’s office, are completed and approved by the director of your school.

Students will find useful information for the College of Fine Arts in this informative guide complete with contacts, policies and procedures.
Fine Arts Student Handbook and Procedures Guide

Dean’s Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council (SAC) was formed to develop a network of communication between the Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and the student body.  Fifteen students, three from each of the five areas of the college, who have been nominated by their school, meet with the Dean to discuss current issues, concerns and to work on specific projects.

Fine Arts Diversity Council (FADC)

Our Mission: "Celebrating our family and coming together to inspire change.”

Our Purpose: Our purpose is to foster relationships between students of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and to engage with the University community in order to aid the advancement of diversity and inclusion.

Our Goals:

  1. Create a safe, nurturing space where students can grow and develop their craft.
  2. Foster lasting relationships between students of the College of Fine Arts.
  3. Establish a support system for current and incoming students.
  4. Engage in community outreach.
  5. Advocate for change and aid in the advancement of diversity and inclusion.
  6. Inspire future community leaders and advocators for change.

Officers and Faculty Advisor:
Executive Chair: Alyssa Carrasco
Current Faculty Advisor: Dean Holt

Best methods of contact:  OU Fine Arts Diversity Council Facebook group

OU School of Visual Arts

  • Art History Association (AHA)
  • Art Museum Ambassadors
  • Digital Art Club
  • Graphic Design Association (GDA)
  • New Media Collective
  • Print Club
  • Red Clay Faction
  • Visual Art Student Association (VASA)

For more information on these organizations contact OU School of Visual Arts, Fred Jones Art Center, Rm. 202, phone (405) 325-2691.

School of Dance

  • Oklahoma Festival Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance Oklahoma

For more information on these organizations contact School of Dance, Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Rm. 1000, phone (405) 325-4051.

Helmerich School of Drama

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Drama Student Senate
  • Student Theatre Initiative

For more information on these organizations contact Helmerich School of Drama, Old Science Hall, Rm. 121, phone (405) 325-4021.

School of Music

  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Music Educators National Association
  • Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Graduate Music Student Association

For more information on these organizations contact School of Music, Catlett Music Center, Rm. 138, phone (405) 325-2081.

School of Music Hornsemble

Students who are interested in studying abroad should check out the Education Abroad Office, located in Hester Hall, room 144, or call (405) 325-1693.

School of Music - Steel Drums

Advising and Enrollment

The College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office is located in Fred Jones Center, Suite 122. The Dean’s office maintains office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Questions may be directed and appointments made by calling (405) 325-7370.

Academic Counselors are located in the Fine Arts Dean’s Office. Students should contact one of the Academic Counselors if they have questions about admissions, advisement, academic standing, transfer of coursework or graduation. Students are required to meet with Elizabeth Nunley to complete a Graduation Check the semester before they plan to graduate. Appointments can be made at http://iadvise.ou.edu.

Elizabeth Nunley
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs/Sr. Academic Counselor
for School of Dance and Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre
Email: elizabeth.nunley@ou.edu
Office: Fred Jones Center, 122
Phone: (405) 325-7370
Schedule a Zoom appointment through iAdvise.
Zoom drop-in hours: M/T/TH/F  9-10:15 a.m., and 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Call ahead for drop-in Zoom meeting.

Carmen Marcom
Academic Counselor- OU School of Visual Arts and Helmerich School of Drama Majors
Email: carmen@ou.edu
Office: Fred Jones Center, 122
Phone: (405) 325-7370
Schedule a Zoom appointment through iAdvise.
Zoom drop-in hours: M/T/TH/FR  9-10:15 a.m., and 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Call ahead for drop-in Zoom meeting.

Alyssa Lewis
Academic Counselor for the School of Music
Email: alyssa.lewis@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-8144
Office: Catlett Music Center, Rm. 138A
Zoom drop-In hours: M/T/TH/FR   9:00-10:15 a.m.
Zoom drop-in hours: M/T/W/TH   1:30-2:15 p.m.
Call ahead for drop-in Zoom meeting.

Students who have earned grades in less than 24 credit hours must be advised in University College.  If the student is a member of the OU Scholars Program, they  must be advised by the OU Scholars office.  Schedule an advising appointment online at iadvise.ou.edu.

University College
Wagner Hall, Rm 100
(405) 325-3521

OU Scholars Program
Cate 1, Rm 125
(405) 325-2851

NameEmail
Michael Bearden, Director
mrbearden@ou.edu
Boyko Dossevdossev@ou.edu
NameEmail
Michael Bearden, Director
mrbearden@ou.edu
Boyko Dossevdossev@ou.edu
Rebecca Herrinrherrin@ou.edu
NameEmail
Austin Hartel
ahartel@ou.edu
Leslie Krauslkraus@ou.edu
Roxanne Lyst
rlyst@ou.edu
Student's Last NameAdvisorEmail
Last Names A - HJudith Pender
jmpender@ou.edu
Last Names I - PAlissa Mortimeralissamortimer@ou.edu
Last Names Q - ZJoseph Alberti
dj@ou.edu
Area
AdvisorEmail
CostumeLloyd Cracknelllloydcracknell@ou.edu
Scenic
Uldarico Sarmientouldarico@ou.edu
ScenicJon Youngjon.young-1@ou.edu
Lighting and SoundRichard L. Spreckerrlsprecker@ou.edu
NameEmail
Chris Sadlercsadler@ou.edu
NameEmail
Chris Sadlercsadler@ou.edu
NameEmailSchedule
Alyssa Lewis
alyssa.lewis@ou.eduiadvise.ou.edu
NameEmail
Ashton Byrum, Directorabyrum@ou.edu
Paul Christmanpc@ou.edu
Shawn Churchman
shawnchurchman@ou.edu
Lyn Cramer
lyncramer@ou.edu
Amanda Jiranmjiran@ou.edu
Vince Leseneyvleseney@ou.edu
Dr. Harold Mortimerhrmortimer@ou.edu
Student's Last NameAdvisor
Email
Last Names A - J
Robert Baileyrobertbailey@ou.edu
Last Names K - RErin Duncan-O'Neill
erinduncanoneill@ou.edu
Last Names S - Z
Allison Palmer
apalmer@ou.edu
Student's Last NameAdvisor
Email
Last Names A - F
Stuart Asprey
stuart@ou.edu
Last Names G - LJason Cytacki
jason.cytacki@ou.edu
Last Names M - P
Daren Kendall
kendall@ou.edu
Last Names R - ZTodd Stewartstewart@ou.edu
Student's Last NameAdvisorEmail
Last Names A - F
Tess Elliot
tess.elliot-1@ou.edu
Last Names G - Z
Cathleen Faubert
faubert@ou.edu
AreaAdvisor
Email
Printmaking
Curtis Jones
chivo@ou.edu
Ceramics
Jamie Bates-Slonejamiebatesslone@ou.edu
SculptureJonathan Hilshils@ou.edu
PaintingMarwin Begaye
marwin@ou.edu
Student's Last NameAdvisorEmail
Last Names A - GEric Anderson
eric@ou.edu
Last Names H - Z
Karen Hayes-Thurmann
kmthurmann@ou.edu

Faculty Advisors advise students into their courses each semester during each school's advising day. Students will receive an email notifying them of their advising day with detailed instructions.

  • Major or Degree Change Within the Same College
    Students wishing to change their major or degree within the College of Fine Arts must go to the Fine Arts Dean’s office (Fred Jones Center, Suite 122) and complete the appropriate form.  The student will then be instructed as to whom they should see for advising for the new major/degree.

  • Change of College
    Students wishing to change colleges should go to the prospective college advising office and complete a Change of College request form.  Once accepted into the new college, the form will then be sent (or the student may take it) to their previous college advising office.  If the student is accepted, their remaining records will be requested by the new college and the major changed.

  • Minors
    Students wishing to declare a minor must go to the advising office of the college in which the minor exist and complete the appropriate form.  The college in which the minor exists enters the minor into the student record system.  The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts offers minors in Art, Art History, Dance History, and Music. 

For Spring 2021, there will be no walk-ins. Please contact your advisor to set up a Zoom Meeting. (405) 325-7370

Students needing to complete an Academic Performance Contract should schedule an appointment with Ms. Nunley by calling (405) 325-7370 or online at iadvise.ou.edu.

Graduation Check appointments may be scheduled with Ms. Nunley or Ms. Roca online at iadvise.ou.edu.

Each School has faculty advisors that work with students on a semester by semester basis. Students should see their faculty advisor once a semester for advisement and enrollment. Students can find out who their faculty advisor is by contacting the main office of each School.

OU School of Visual Arts
Fred Jones Center, Rm. 202
(405) 325-2691

School of Dance
Reynolds Performing Arts Center, Rm. 1000
(405) 325-4051

Helmerich School of Drama
Old Science Hall, Rm. 121
(405) 325-4021

School of Music
Alyssa Lewis, Academic Counselor
Catlett Music Center, Rm. 138
(405) 325-8144

Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre
Carpenter Hall, Rm. 104
(405) 325-0538

Forms

Art Minor

Students must declare this minor in the Fine Arts Dean's office. To enroll in an art class, the student must contact the instructor of the course and request permission. This form is to be completed with an art faculty advisor as the student progresses through their art classes. It must be signed by their art faculty advisor and submitted to the Fine Arts Dean's Office when they are enrolled in their final course for the minor. Art majors may not complete this minor.

Art History Minor Form

Students must declare this minor in the Fine Arts Dean's office. Some Art History classes will require instructor permission prior to enrollment. This form is to be completed with an Art History faculty advisor as the student progresses through their Art History classes. It must be signed by their Art History faculty advisor and submitted to the Fine Arts Dean's Office when they are enrolled in their final course for the minor. Art History majors may not complete this minor.

Dance History Minor Form

Students must declare this minor in the Fine Arts Dean's office. To enroll in a dance class, the student must contact the School of Dance and request permission. This form is to be completed with a dance faculty advisor as the student progresses through their dance classes. It must be signed by their dance faculty advisor and submitted to the Fine Arts Dean's Office when they are enrolled in their final course for the minor. Dance majors may not complete this minor.

Music Minor Form

Students must audition and be accepted as a music minor by the School of Music before it may be declared in the Fine Arts Dean's Office. Music majors may not complete this minor.

Theatre Minor Form (pdf)

Students must declare this minor in the Fine Arts Dean's Office. To enroll in upper division DRAM courses (other than DRAM 3713 and DRAM 3723) student must contact Prof. Chris Sadler (csadler@ou.edu). Drama majors may not complete this minor.

pdf Course Time Conflict Form (pdf)
This form is for undergraduate students needing to enroll in two classes with a time conflict.
pdf Permission Request for Center for Independent and Distance Learning Course (pdf)
This form must be completed and submitted to the Fine Arts Dean's Office in FJC 122 for permission to enroll in a course through the Center for Independent and Distance Learning.
pdf College of Fine Arts Academic Appeals Petition (pdf)
This form is used for Grade Appeals in the College of Fine Arts.
pdf College of Fine Arts General Petition (pdf)
This form is used for requests not addressed by other forms already in place.
pdf University Enrollment Overload Petition (pdf)
This form is for undergraduate students wanting to enroll in more hours than the allowed term limits.
pdf College of Fine Arts Petition to Add a Course after the Deadline (pdf)
This form is required to add a class to your schedule after the official enrollment deadline. Students must also attach an "Add Form" signed by the instructor of the class. The Add Form is available in each School's main office or in the Fred Jones Art Center, room 122.
pdf University Petition to Drop a Course After the Deadline (pdf)
This form is required to drop a class from your schedule after the official enrollment deadline. Students must also attach a "Drop Form" signed by the instructor of the class. The Drop Form is available in each School's main office or in the Fred Jones Art Center, room 122.

Policies and Procedures

Undergraduate fine arts students are required to complete an online orientation session after they have earned 24 hours and are in their first semester in the College of Fine Arts. The session covers college policies and procedures, the advisement and enrollment process within the college and graduation issues.  Instructions for completing the college online new student orientation are sent to students via OU email.

Campus Resources

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Dean's Office
Office: Fred Jones Center, Suite 122
Phone: (405) 325-7370

Name/PositionEmail
Mary Margaret Holt
Dean
marymholt@ou.edu
Elizabeth Nunley
Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
elizabeth.nunley@ou.edu
Carmen Marcom
Academic Counselor
carmen@ou.edu
Alyssa Lewis
Academic Counselor (School of Music)

alyssa.lewis@ou.edu

SchoolDirectorOfficePhone
OU School of Visual ArtsProf. Pete Froslie,
Director
Fred Jones Art Center,
Rm 202
(405) 325-2691
School of Dance
Prof. Michael Bearden,
Director
Reynolds Performing
Arts Center,
Rm 1000
(405) 325-4051
Helmerich School
of Drama
Prof. Seth Gordon,
Director
Old Science Hall,
Rm 121
(405) 325-4021
School of MusicDr. Roland Barrett,
Director
Catlett Music Center,
Rm 138
(405) 325-2081
Weitzenhoffer School
of Musical Theatre
Prof. Ashton Byrum,
Director
Carpenter Hall,
Rm 104
(405) 325-0538
Office/ResourcePhone
Academic Integrity 
Admissions
(405) 325-2252 
Academic Records
(405) 325-4147 
Enrollment Services
(405) 325-3572

Assessment Center

  • Placement testing
  • Tutorials
  • Career/Major Exploration
 
Student Learning Center/Action Tutoring
  • Academic Assistance and tutoring in over 65 subjects
(405) 325-7621
Degree Navigator 
Education Abroad/International Programs (405) 325-1693 
OU Catalog 
Academic Calendar 
Honors College
(405) 325-5291
Correspondence Study (CLEP exams)
(405) 325-1921
Intersession
(405 325-2899
Transfer Equivalency Table 
 
Undergraduate Degree Sheets 
Writing Center
(405) 325-2936
Office/ServicePhone
OU Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) 
Career Services(405) 325-1974
OU Compass Network 
Counseling & Testing(405) 325-2911

Computer Labs

  • Bizzell Library, 1st floor
  • Couch Center, 1st floor
  • Dale Hall Tower, Rm 107
  • Oklahoma Memorial Union, 2nd floor
  • Physical Sciences, 2nd floor
  • Walker Tower, Rm 106A
 
Financial Aid(405) 325-4521
Goddard Health Center(405) 325-4441
Disability Resource Center(405) 325-3852
TDD: (405) 325-4173
OU Daily 
Project Threshold(405) 325-6261
Safewalk(405) 325-WALK (9255)
Student Affairs 
24 Hour Reporting Hotline 

It is important that students keep the University updated as their address changes. Log into one.ou.edu and update your address and phone numbers under the “Personal Information” box.

Media Resource Center

The Media Resource Center (MRC), a service of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, is a working library of time-based (non-book) materials: CDs, videos, digital audio tapes (DATs) and regular cassette tapes, digital video discs (DVDs) and long-playing records (LPs). These are available to anyone who wishes to use them in the Ruby Grant Fine Arts Library. Faculty, staff and graduate students (but not undergraduates) may also borrow items for short periods. 

Location:

The MRC is the enclosed unit within the Fine Arts Library on the lower level of the Catlett Music Center, located at the corner of Boyd and Elm on the Norman Campus of OU. Once through the Fine Arts Library doors, follow the signs to the MRC (turning right, past the main library counter).  

Learn more about the Fine Arts Library and MCR. If you are traveling any distance to use the MRC, it is best to call (405) 325-6492 first to make sure the center is open.