School of Art

For over 75 years, the School of Art at Bowling Green State University has provided a nurturing environment, encouraging students to express their creative voice in a school where art and design is innovative, vibrant, and full of possibilities. 

Our five divisions include StudioDigital ArtsGraphic DesignArt Education and Art History.

At the School of Art, students pursuing our BA, BFA, MA, or MFA degrees experience the exclusivity of a private art academy - our student to faculty ratio is 15:1 - yet enjoy the affordability of a state university.

And, because we are one of the largest state art schools in Ohio, we are able to offer a diverse array of studio and art history classes and study abroad opportunities, as well as the facilities and faculty to position students for successful internships and careers. Many of our students acquire hands-on experience through internships with local and regional arts organizations as well as prominent national entities organizations such as Disney Animation, Pixar, and the Museum of Modern Art.

The School of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1984.



The School of Art is proud to honor and host the work of our Spring semester, graduating MFA students! MFAI hosted the work of T.J. Janssen Hall, Aris Holmes, Lucas Jankovsky, Amber Koprin, Ellen Mensch, Christopher Pickett, and Emma Wilson. Congratulations to our talented exhibitors!

Exhibit here

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QRF: Quintessentially Respected and Fabulous

Exhibition Open: October 10 - November 22

Visual, performing and literary arts by BGSU qualified rank faculty and staff.

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News and Stories

Cover of Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence: Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion

Allie Terry-Fritsch's Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence

Allie Terry-Fritsch's Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence: Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion, 1459-1589 is now available from Amsterdam University Press! Read More

Photo of new mural in downtown BG

New mural brightens downtown Bowling Green

BGSU School of Art professor, students and alumni add color, whimsy to downtown building. Read More


In a situation replayed across the country students from my Senior Studio Painting and Drawing class became castaways from campus for the final eight weeks of their tenure at BGSU. The result is a showcase of the skill, creativity, honesty and thoughtfulness that went into realizing a compelling body of work we’ve entitled Rewired.