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School of Art + Design

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  • B.A. Studio Art

    As a Studio Art major, you’ll gain a variety of skills and techniques that will enable you to work successfully in fields related to art or to pursue graduate study. This program provides easy access to elective courses, freedom to double major, and opportunities to study off—campus.

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  • B.A. Art History

    To reflect the breadth and variety of art and visual culture, the Art History program offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum in the history of world cultures. Students learn how to articulate and express their ideas about art while developing research and writing skills as tools for communicating about art.

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  • B.F.A. Studio Art

    A professional studio degree that fosters the development of studio artists and creative thinkers. Students take courses that include topics ranging from historical through contemporary issues in art, technical demonstrations, and rigorous critiques of student work, while having the option to focus on a specific study in one of five concentration areas.

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  • B.F.A. Graphic Design

    The Graphic Design program focuses on sustainability and social impact, while developing a capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation. Courses will give you the opportunity to study the symbiotic nature of design and culture in local and global communities.

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  • B.F.A. Interior Architecture

    Learn how architectural elements interact and synthesize to meet physical, psychological, social, and intellectual needs of people in a variety of settings. A program designed for those sensitive to the use of materials and details in a built environment, who are attentive to color, enjoy drawing, constructing, and organizing objects and spaces. Now with face-to-face and eCampus degree options.

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  • 4+1 Art Education Masters Program

    Have you always wanted to be an art teacher or recently imagined a career path in art education? Earn a bachelor’s degree in Art and a master’s degree, with a Multi-Age Visual Arts License, in a total of five years!

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  • Museum Studies Certificate

    The museum studies certificate explores the process of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting historically significant items. This certificate adds value to a variety of degree programs by providing a foundation for students interested in working in museums, educational and interpretive centers, or organizations promoting public outreach and education.

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  • Graduate Programs

    Our graduate students are highly motivated, talented and conceptually inquisitive from a diverse range of artistic practices seeking an interdisciplinary environment. Graduate degrees include an Art History M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design, Ceramics, Printmaking, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, and Sculpture + Expanded Practice.

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    ‘Silver Lining’ displays new art from second-year MFA candidates in the School of Art + Design

    November 2, 2020

    The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by second year master of fine arts candidates in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture + Expanded Practice. The show, “Silver Lining,” opened to the public Oct.

    Originally Posted on OHIO News

    School of Art and Design announces online juried art exhibition

    October 29, 2020

    Ohio University School of Art + Design announces that for the first time its annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition will be presented exclusively online and will accept submissions of work exclusively through a virtual platform. 

    Originally Posted on OHIO news

    ​​​​​​​Two Sculpture Exhibitions in the Ohio University Art Galleries

    October 16, 2020

    The School of Art + Design is proud to present two sculpture exhibitions.

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    “This is what home and community feels like” Interior Architecture grad Allee Amstutz reminisces on time spent at OHIO

    October 15, 2020

    Growing up, Alexandrea Amstutz was always intrigued by decorating and reconfiguring her bedroom. In a way, Amstutz knew that she’d end up studying interior architecture.

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Featured Events

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Tuesday, December 1 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery
Thursday, December 3 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery
Saturday, December 5 Silver Lining: School of Art + Design Second Year MFA Exhibition 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Ohio University Art Gallery