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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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  • OHIO graduate, eminent photographer’s work featured in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s social justice exhibit

    September 21, 2020

    The photography of Ohio University graduate Chuck Stewart is on display for the first time ever at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a new social justice exhibit.

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  • OHIO’s Oscar Fernández creates book including students’ research in layered history of letter forms

    July 16, 2020

    Ohio University instructor of Graphic Design Oscar Fernández in the School of Art & Design found a way to preserve the research gathered by his students last spring on the layered history of letter forms through his new book, Letter Portraits: Observations by Student Letter Anatomists.

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  • The Power of the Work

    June 10, 2020

    Valued are the moments when a work of art or a performance speaks to you, directly, in ways that others do not. It’s rare and usually happens unexpectedly.

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  • Robert Peppers’ Playlist

    June 6, 2020

    Music suffuses the history of modern and contemporary painting.

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