UCO Musical Theatre Receives National Recognition

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“Those of us who have witnessed the polished professionalism of our productions will not be surprised by this recognition.”

– Steve Hansen, Dean

College of Fine Arts and Design

The University of Central Oklahoma has again been recognized on the national stage for the outstanding quality of the Musical Theatre Program. The online theatre . . .  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

#CFADWorks: Erin Clemons

Erin Clemons with Hamilton castmates

Backstage at “Hamilton: An American Musical,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Erin Clemons finds a moment amid the whirlwind of rehearsals to share her journey since gradation.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011, Clemons moved to New York City to begin her career . . .  read more

#CFADWorks: Milena Govich

Clapboard for "Chicago Med" showing Milena Govich as the episode's director.

On the set of primetime medical drama “Chicago Med,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Milena Govich pressed pause on a busy week of directing her first network television episode to send an update to her alma mater.

Upon graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999 with degrees in Vocal Performance and Pre-Medicine . . .  read more