Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts

Our Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts allows students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at a private Christian college in Oklahoma. Earn your bachelor’s degree through programs offered in one of three areas: art and design, communication arts, or music.

Our diverse course offerings and performance opportunities enrich our students’ artistic and performance experiences, while remaining grounded in the foundations of a Christian worldview.

Students in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts receive individualized attention and maximized opportunities for artistic, academic, and spiritual growth. Leading by example, our faculty helps students develop an appreciation for the fine arts, creativity and aesthetic judgment.

Our purpose is to enrich our students and transform their lives – after earning a bachelor’s degree, we hope our students will go forth with a sharper eye for the world in which they live and the artistry of our Creator.

Division of Art and Design

The Art and Design division at OBU is where personalized education meets boundless creativity! With small class sizes and dedicated faculty, students form close relationships with professors, ensuring individualized attention and support.

Division of Communication Arts

Embark on a transformative journey in Communication Arts at our Christian liberal arts university, where creativity and diverse disciplines converge. As a communication arts student, you'll explore communication studies, journalism, theatre, film, writing, public relations, acting, directing and more through innovative interdisciplinary emphases.

Division of Music

Our mission is to educate outstanding artists who will influence and enrich individuals, schools, churches, and communities around the world by glorifying Christ through music. At OBU, we realize this mission through music study and performance designed to develop quality core musicianship, creativity, and collaborative skills.

OBU Theatre Performances

Every year, the OBU Theatre hosts a variety of performances that both entertain audiences and educate students.

World-Class Faculty

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

Benjamin Baxter

Benjamin Baxter

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

Corey Fuller

Corey Fuller

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

Dr. Patty K. Nelson

Dr. Patty K. Nelson

Chair, Division of Music
Associate Professor of Music Education