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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.

    B.A. Studio Art
  • 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.

    B.A. Art History
  • 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.

    B.F.A. Studio Art
  • 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.

    B.F.A. Graphic Design
  • B.F.A. Interior Architecture

    Through this program, you will 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.

    B.F.A. Interior Architecture
  • 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!

    4+1 Art Education Masters Program
  • 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.

    Graduate Programs

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.

Explore the B.A. in Studio Art

Featured Events

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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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  • Experiencing Performance: As Far As My Fingertips Take Me—Tania El Khoury

    February 21, 2019

    College art ambassador Courtney Archibald is a first year studio art major, and writes about her experience participating in a performance exhibition by Tanya el Khoury in November of 2018.

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  • FIRST OF ALL, the 2019 First-Year Studio Art M.F.A. Exhibition

    February 13, 2019

    The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition curated by our first-year M.F.A. candidates in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography and graphic design. The show will be on view February 12–March 9, 2019, with a reception on Thursday, February 14 from 6-8 p.m.

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  • NOIX 2019: Speakers, artists, writers respond to forgotten personal photographs

    February 6, 2019

    The School of Art + Design at Ohio University presented the New Old Image eXchange [NOIX], a day of presentations and discussion about personal photographs with visiting speakers, faculty and students culminating in a keynote lecture by emerging artist and writer, Carmen Winant, 7 p.m., on Tuesda

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