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Advising and Planning

Academic Advising

Undergraduate:


Students should always get to know their individual Academic Advisor. All students in the School of Art + Design are assigned faculty in the School of Art + Design as their Academic Advisor. Advisor's names and e-mail addresses can be found both on the DARS (Degree Accounting Reporting System) and listed through the My Ohio information portal. These faculty members are the first stop for questions.

In the event that the assigned Academic Advisor can not answer the given questions, or if immediate assistance is needed an appointment can be made with Dr. Rosemarie Basile, Assistant Director, Student Services by calling the office at 740.593.4281.

 

Other Advising Resources:
 

Allen Student Help Center

Academic Advancement Center

Student Accessibility Services
 

Parents' Advising Information:
 

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) direct communication between a parent and any member of the School of Art + Design faculty or staff can not be conducted without written permission of the student.

For more information on FERPA click here.

To download a .pdf version of the Student Authorization to Release Information form click here.
 

School of Art + Design Grade Point Average Policy and Probation
 

School of Art + Design Grade Point Average Policy:
 

Students in the School of Art + Design (SoAD) on the Athens campus are required to maintain a 2.75 accumulative grade point average and a 3.0 grade point average in major courses.

Download complete GPA policy here.
 

School of Art + Design Probation Policy:
 

The School of Art + Design probation policy requires that each semester a student's GPA falls below the accumulative 2.75/3.0 major minimum they must earn a 2.75/3.0 GPA for the next semester in order to continue in the School of Art + Design.

Download the complete Probation Policy here.
 

Grade Point Average Calculation:
 

The most efficient strategy to raise a low GPA is to re-take any courses in which a grade of C- or lower was earned. Click here for access to a GPA calculator that will show the change in GPA for every re-taken course.
 

Quarters to Semesters

 

With the start of Fall Quarter 2012, Ohio University transitioned to semesters, and a new BFA major was made available to School of Art + Design students.
 

Semester Check Sheets
 

 •  B.A. Art History
 •  B.A. Studio Art
 •  B.F.A. Studio Art (Ceramics, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, Printmaking, Sculpture + Expanded Practice)
 •  B.F.A. (Graphic Design)
 •  B.F.A. (Interior Architecture)


 

Academic Planning
 

Undergraduate: Application to Bachelor of Fine Arts Majors

 

Application to the BFA in Studio Art or Graphic Design:
 

Reviews will take place during the second semester of the sophomore year. Please check with individual areas for exact dates and information.
Prerequisites for Application Include:

-  3.0 GPA in art courses, 2.75 GPA accumulative
-  Completion of all foundations courses
-  Completion of two 2000-level studio courses (at least one in the area of intended concentration)
-  Completion of one 2000-level AH course
-  Be enrolled in two 2000 level studio courses  (at least one in the area of intended concentration) and one art history course

Required Elements for Application Include:
-  Artist Statement/Letter of Intent
-  7-10 pieces of finished artwork in the area of intended concentration
-  5-10 pieces of finished artwork outside area of intended concentration
-  DARS
-  Some areas require in-person interview
 

Application to the BFA in Interior Architecture:
 

Reviews will take place during the summer between the freshman and the sophomore year. Please check with Vincent Caranchini for exact dates and information.

Prerequisites for Application Include:

-  3.0 GPA in art courses, 2.75 GPA accumulative
-  Completion of all Foundations courses. 

Download Application to BFA majors here.
 

Declaring a Studio Art or Art History Minor

 

Declaring a Studio Art Minor (ORSART):
 

To declare a studio art minor, consult with your major advisor and with a School of Art + Design advisor. Approval from the School of Art + Design director is required. Minimum requirements of 2.75 over GPA for admission. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the minor. For complete program information click here.
 

Declaring an Art History Minor (ORARTH):
 

To declare an art history minor, consult your major advisor and with a School of Art + Design advisor. Approval from the School of Art + Design director is required. Minimum requirement of 2.75 overall GPA required for admission. You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the minor. For complete program information click here.

Download a .pdf version of a Declaration of Minor form here.
 

Transferring into the School of Art + Design

 

On-Campus transfers - Changing Majors:
 

The School of Art + Design requires a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average in order to be eligible to transfer into either the BA Art History (BA 5149) or BA Studio Art (BA 5050). Students can not transfer directly into any of the BFA majors available, these majors require application only through portfolio review once in the School of Art + Design.

For more complete information regarding on-campus transfer requirements click here.

To download a .pdf version of an Application for Update of Academic Program(s) form click here. Please note that students transferring from University College must have this form signed by a representative of University College in order to be processed. Indicate major codes BA Art History - BA 5149 or BA Studio Art - BA 5050.
 

Transferring from another institution of higher learning:


All students enter the School of Art + Design as either BA Art History (BA 5149) or BA Studio Art (BA 5050). Students can not transfer directly into any of the BFA majors available, these majors require application only through portfolio review once in the School of Art + Design.

Transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For complete Ohio University transfer information click here.

For information regarding transfers into the School of Art + Design contact Dr. Rosemarie Basile, Assistant Director, Student Services at basile@ohio.edu