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Category: Department of Art & Design Stories

  • Oklahoman features highly-ranked game design program


    The Oklahoman featured a full-page article on Oklahoma Christian University's Gaming and Animation, ranked No. 14 in the nation by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer. Click here to read the feature story by Matt Patterson from The Oklahoman's June 13 edition.

  • OC grad's movie wins top honors at festival


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A movie directed by Oklahoma Christian University (OC) graduate Kyle Roberts won the award for “Best Oklahoma Film” at the deadCENTER Film Festival Saturday. Roberts’ film, “The Posthuman Project,” is about a group of high school friends who go on a rock climbing trip to celebrate their graduation. On the trip, they receive a genetic boost that gives them superhero abilities. Roberts calls the movie a cross between “The Breakfast Club...

  • Oklahoma Christian honors outstanding faculty, staff

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – At its spring commencement ceremony, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) presented four faculty members with awards for their outstanding accomplishments, service and leadership. Heath Jones and Jeff Simmons received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award; Jeff Price received the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award; and Richard Wright received the Jack and Barbara Rowe Distinguished Scholar Award. Jones is a professor of music at Oklahoma Christian, where he ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • Artistic alum named to prestigious list


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumnus Taylor Goad was recently named to the “20 Under 30” list by Print magazine, which celebrates young designers who are making a mark in the art world. Print reviews thousands of illustrators, photographers and designers, and honors the top 20 with the New Visual Artist designation. “It’s a huge honor and is definitely a big milestone for my career so far,” Goad said. It’s nice to be ...

  • OC ranked among best schools for video game design


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Princeton Review ranks Oklahoma Christian University (OC) No. 14 among the top undergraduate institutions to study video game design. The Princeton Review’s list honors 25 undergraduate schools from the U.S., Canada and Ireland, along with a companion list of the top 25 graduate schools with video game design programs. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of five undergraduate and graduate programs in the southwestern United States on the list. &ldquo...

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • KFOR features OC game design program

    KFOR recently featured Oklahoma Christian University professor Jeff Price in its "Is This a Great State or What?" series. Price leads OC's gaming and animation program, which earned Oklahoma Christian national recognition from The Princeton Review. OC received honorable mention on The Review's list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design. Price also has vintage arcade games like Space Invaders, Pong, Defender and Centipede in his OC office. He ...

  • Journal Record features national gaming award


    The Journal Record featured Oklahoma Christian University's recognition by The Princeton Review as of the best undergraduate schools in North America to study video game design. OC receives nod for video game studiesBy Brian BrusThe Journal Record Sometimes it can seem as though academic studies at Oklahoma Christian University are all fun and games, associate professor Jeff Price said. That’s as it should be, actually. The university recently earned an honorable mention on The Princeton ...

  • OC on list of top video game design schools


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University earned honorable mention on The Princeton Review’s just-published list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the U.S. and Canada to study video game design. Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order and 15 undergraduate schools as honorable mentions. OC is the only Oklahoma university and one of just two schools ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year


    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • OC alumni compete in Syfy reality series


    The original version of this article and a video interview with Kyle Roberts appears on Look at OKC Oklahoma City filmmaker Kyle Roberts is proof that when you work hard at what you love, you’ll get noticed. Roberts, 28, owner of Reckless Abandonment Pictures, was selected to participate in the new reality competition series “Viral Video Showdown.” His team’s appearance on the show is scheduled to air during a marathon beginning at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Syfy. The...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...

  • OC Art Instructor's Work Showcased at Photo Slam

    The public is invited to get a quick glimpse into the workings of 12 Oklahoma photographers during the upcoming Photo Slam on May 19. Oklahoma Christian adjunct art instructor Narciso Argüelles is one of the photographers whose work will be highlighted at the Noble Theater at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The event begins at 7 p.m. Argüelles is an artist and educator. He currently appears in the award-winning documentary Panic Nation where his art work and photography are featured. ...