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B.F.A in Studio Art

Studio Art B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program

What you’ll learn

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Studio Art is a professional studio degree that fosters the development of studio artists and creative thinkers. Students take courses in Foundations, Art History and Studio that include topics ranging from historical through contemporary issues in art, technical demonstrations, and rigorous critiques of student work. Visiting artists, field trips, exhibitions, collaborative projects and community engagement are also important aspects of the program.

As a student in the B.F.A. Studio Art program, you have the option to focus on a specific study in one of the following concentration areas:

You'll begin your studies as a B.A. in Studio Art and participate in the Foundations Program. To continue on the B.F.A. track, you will also take four, 2000-level studio art courses, select a concentration area, and submit a portfolio of studio work for review at the end of the sophomore year. This degree program culminates with a thesis exhibition, showcasing the student’s professional body of work.

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Career Opportunities


Studio art majors often find success entering graduate schools, working as professional artists or in related art and design fields, and developing innovative, entrepreneurial positions.

Connect with us

If you’d like more information on the studio art program, reach out to the School at art-design@ohio.edu, or 593-0274.

  • Admissions

    As a first-year student, there are no additional requirements beyond University admission requirements. Applications for admission to the B.F.A. are accepted after a student completes four, 2000-level studio courses.

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  • Studio Art Faculty

    Our faculty are renowned for their work as artists and have exhibited internationally and nationally, awarded prestigious grants, secured permanent public art commissions, and received reviews in prominent publications.

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