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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.

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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

    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.

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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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  • Kennedy Museum of Art immerses visitors in Indigenous Math Circles

    February 14, 2020

    Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents Pattern & Disruption: Diné Lifeways and Embedded Mathematics on view now. Drawing from the Edwin L. and Ruth E.

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  • PRECIPICE | FIRST-YEAR MFA CANDIDATES IN THE SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN

    January 29, 2020

    The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by our first year MFA candidates in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture + Expanded Practice.

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  • Athena Cinema brings 100 years of women’s suffrage to the screen

    January 17, 2020

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the amendment’s passing, and to reflect on issues of citizenship more broadly, the Athena Cinema announces the Women Pioneers Series,

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  • LOOK BACK: Artist Carrie Mae Weems engaged students in Grace Notes workshop

    December 13, 2019

    Courtney Kessel, gallery director of the Ohio University galleries and co-chair of the visiting artists committee, got to work as soon as renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems left town.

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