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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    2022 Global Arts Symposium Call for Papers

    October 4, 2021

    Contribute to the 2nd Arts, Health, Wellness & Sustainable Development Symposium scheduled for March 22-23 at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Proposals for individual papers, roundtables, workshops, panels, posters, performances, films, and other research and creative activity forms are welcom

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    The Athens International Film + Video Festival returns October 15-24, 2021

    September 24, 2021

    Back by popular demand, AIFVF returns this October with two years of incredible films. From October 15th – 24th, 2021 The Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) will present over 500 films in competition at the historic Athena Cinema in uptown Athens, OH.

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    The Kennedy Museum of Art’s photo exhibition highlighting Van Gogh’s influence opens September 24

    September 16, 2021

    Kennedy Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition presents images by two award-winning photographers, Lynn Johnson and Patricia Lanza.

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    International interdisciplinary dancer brings mindfulness and body awareness to students

    September 13, 2021

    Hagan, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in dance and film, worked with dancers at Ohio University as part of a weeklong residency in the School of Dance at the end of August and beginning of September.

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Monday, October 18 LACUNA 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM Kennedy Museum of Art (Lin Hall)
Monday, October 18 The Van Gogh Affect 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM Kennedy Museum of Art (Lin Hall)
Monday, October 18 Art Werger: Overview 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Baker University Center
Monday, October 18 State of the Arts: Mentor + Mentee 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Seigfred Hall
Monday, October 18 Athens International Film + Video Festival 1:00 PM — 11:00 PM Athena Cinema
Monday, October 18 Visiting Artist Benjamin Willis 5:30 PM