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College of Fine Arts

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  • Art + Design

    Emphasizing scholarly and creative research, our innovative programs reflect contemporary practices that are responsive to the dynamic field of the visual arts, preparing students for enduring careers in the arts and beyond.

    Art + Design
  • Music

    With a focus on creating confident, creative, and skilled professional musicians, our programs are designed to enhance musical knowledge and skill through participation in a wide variety of courses, studies, ensembles, and field experiences.

    Music
  • Theater

    Hone your craft through imagination, discipline, and conviction. We challenge our students to engage critically and creatively with research, the arts, and the world to prepare them for leadership roles as artists and citizens.

    Theater
  • Dance

    Join us to engage in choreography, performance and production, integrated with theoretical, historical, cultural and practical studies in dance. We cultivate an understanding and practice of collaboration, which encompasses communication, creativity, diversity, and adaptability that facilitate living in a complex world.

    Dance
  • Film

    Since its beginning in the 1970s, the Film program has been preparing students for film and video careers in higher education, and for success in the motion picture and television industry. Join our award-winning professional faculty and superb facilities and equipment rivaled by no other program in Ohio or the region.

    Film
  • Interdisciplinary Arts

    Explore the dynamic world of interdisciplinary scholarship and creation— we ask complex or vexing questions that cannot be answered adequately within the boundaries of any single discipline, within the field of the arts.

    Interdisciplinary Arts

Emphasizing scholarly and creative research, our innovative programs reflect contemporary practices that are responsive to the dynamic field of the visual arts, preparing students for enduring careers in the arts and beyond.

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    Celebrating Æthelred Eldridge, Fall 2019

    June 18, 2019

    The School of Art + Design and the College of Fine Arts celebrates the life and work of Professor Emeritus Æthelred Eldridge (1930–2018) with an exhibition, performances, alumni and community event, and exhibitions in Athens and beyond, beginning with Æthelred Eldridge Exhibition of Work

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    2019 Under the Elms Concert Series

    May 28, 2019

    The UNDER the ELMS Concert Band, or Communiversity Band, continuing a long held tradition, is comprised of Ohio University faculty, students and alumni, as well as community members from Athens and the surrounding region.

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    2019 Athens Jazz Fest (April 8-14)

    April 8, 2019

    2019 Athens Jazz Festival, April 8-14, expanded this year to a week’s worth of performances, presentations, and jam sessions surrounding America’s music!

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    Garrett Field Delivers Invited Lecture at the University of Chicago's South Asia Seminar Series 

    April 2, 2019

    On April 18 Dr. Garrett Field will deliver an invited lecture at the University of Chicago for their South Asia Seminar Series. The lecture is entitled, "Syllable Scrambling in Dhivehi Poetry of the Maldives."

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