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University of Central Oklahoma


Amanda (Mandy) Horton holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Oklahoma State University and an MFA in Design from The University of Central Oklahoma. Mandy teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design technology, design studio and history of graphic design. Mandy's specialty is in design history and she has developed multiple courses for UCO on this subject, including an award winning History of Graphic Design online course and is director of the Design History minor at UCO. Her present interests include researching the history of information design, design theory and criticism as well as women and their place in design history. She is an active member of AIGA, has been featured on the CAA podcast discussing teaching design history, and was most recently published in the International Journal of Visual Design.

Classes Taught


  • History of Graphic Design I
  • History of Graphic Design II
  • History of Graphic Design III
  • History of Illustration
  • History of Typography
  • History & Criticism of Design
  • Design Theory
  • History of Design


  • Computer Graphics I
  • Computer Graphics II
  • Graphic Design I
  • Graphic Design for Non-Majors
  • Design Foundations 2
  • Design Foundations 4

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