#CFADWorks: Jessica Shatswell

Alumna and local music teacher Jessica Shatswell sends an update to the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design!

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Shatswell was a part of the Marching Band, Jazz programs and Wind Symphony. She received a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) in December 2015 and a Master’s in Music Education . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Casey Twenter

Reflecting on his impactful career as a designer, creative director, producer and screenwriter, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumnus Casey Twenter thanks his alma mater for starting him on the road to success. #CFADWorks

Since graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design, Casey Twenter has been . . .  read more

UCO Department of Design Wins Big at Oklahoma ADDYs

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Design continued their winning streak at the local 2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) this February, capturing several top awards and solidifying a decade-long string of victories for this annual competition. In celebration of their success, the department will host an opening reception for . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Julianne Annesley

We’re proud of our Oklahoma teachers! Local music educator Julianne Annesley shares how the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design prepared her to train the next generation of musicians.

During her time at the University of Central Oklahoma, Annesley was a part of the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Orchestra and Cantilena Women’s Choir. She was also . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Eric Chambray

In the dressing room for “Le Rêve,” dance alumnus Eric Chambray shares his journey from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design to the Las Vegas stage.

After studying dance at the University of Central Oklahoma, Chambray began his career with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Tokyo Disney. For the past 10 years, Chambray . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Mariah Saffa

Mariah Saffa brushes her hair back, looking upward at the sky.

Hard at work in a 7,000-seat arena in northern Colorado, ACM@UCO alumna Mariah Saffa reflects on her path to a marketing career in the entertainment industry.

After receiving a B.A.T. in Music Business and a minor in Marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017, Saffa used the skills she gained through real-world industry experience at . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Jessica Craddock

A gallery display of paintings featuring dried herbs, ink, and resin.

From her picturesque Colorado ranch, College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Jessica Craddock shares her journey to becoming the founder and owner of The Artist Market Co.

After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Painting, Craddock first learned the skills of gallery management while working for notable Oklahoma . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Kevin Bergquist

As a Graphic Designer at Fulton Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN, alumnus Kevin Bergquist demonstrates the skills he gained from the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design in his daily work.

Bergquist graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Illustration. Since then, he has used his educational . . .  read more

Question and Answer with Painter, Erica Bonavida

"The Dressing Room" by Erica Bonavida

Written by Kyle Cohlmia, curator of the UCO Melton Gallery

One of my favorite parts of the role of curator at the Melton Gallery is working with living artists. I love the way in which each artist is different; hearing about their unique approaches to the craft is an exciting experience. Additionally, it’s always an honor working with University . . .  read more