Fine Arts

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts program provides diverse artistic training and experiences, incorporating the expertise and perspectives of performing and visual arts faculty that will nurture you in understanding and creativity.

Benefits of OBU Fine Arts Program

Students like you who display remarkable talent and exhibit expertise in various art forms, aspiring to integrate them seamlessly in their artistic endeavors. The Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts offers an exclusive opportunity to embrace an interdisciplinary approach that excels in both comprehensive scope and profound insight.

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Program Information

Faith Integration

As Christians, we believe, we are made in the image of God. For the artist, as a created being, we are called also to create. Faculty encourage students to pursue their God-given talent and continue to refine their skills. The stewardship of talent is an act of worship to our Creator.

Jobs Opportunities and Outcomes

OBU's young, but ever-growing legacy in this program is producing successful graduates in various fields, including news anchors, actors, music teachers, designers, public relations directors, worship leaders and more.

Being a Part of the Experience

In our program, you will have the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of artistic disciplines, including music, visual art, theatre, communication arts, journalism, and mass media, as they delve into classes, lessons, and performance opportunities. Additionally, you have the unique opportunity to select two complementary areas of focus from the following options: Art, Graphic Design, Journalism and Mass Communication, Music and Theatre.

A Capstone Project for You

A distinctive feature of this program is the individually designed capstone project. In this culminating endeavor, you skillfully synthesize elements from each of your chosen focus areas, showcasing not only your proficiency in each medium but also your visionary understanding of how these artistic forms intersect, interrelate, and mutually enhance one another. This capstone project serves as a testament to your holistic artistic abilities and highlights your innovative perspective on the interconnections within the world of art and media.

Program Options

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Benjamin Baxter

Chair, Division of Communication Arts
Associate Professor of Animation and Media Production

Corey Fuller

Chair, Division of Art and Design
Ruth Jay Odom Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of Graphic Design

Dr. Patty K. Nelson

Chair, Division of Music
Associate Professor of Music Education

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