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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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    "Shale Play," Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields by Julia Spicher Kasdorf & Steven Rubin

    March 20, 2019

    In Shale Play, acclaimed poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and award-winning documentary photographer Steven Rubin explore the small towns, farms, and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania to gather the stories of these places and the working people who inhabit them.

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    B.F.A. Graphic Designers Blur Lines Between Art & Design in OFF THE GRID Exhibition

    March 13, 2019

    Students of the graphic design program in The School of Art + Design present “Off the Grid,” a thesis exhibition on view March 25–March 30 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The opening reception, Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 5 p.m. is free and open to the public.

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    Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes

    March 8, 2019

    Following three highly celebrated seasons at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Tantrum announces a shift to producing its critically acclaimed professional theater on the main campus of Ohio University, Athens.

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    9th Global Arts and Music Festival

    March 7, 2019

    Celebrating Global Arts, Education and Diversity at Ohio University, APRIL 1-5, 2019. A week overflowing with dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts, and world languages!  

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