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.

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News and Stories

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When Margret became Alex

JWA talks to Dena Eber about her passion for photography and her new book You Refuse to Believe That You Ever Liked Pink.

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BGSU Senior Olivia Francese discusses 3D modeling and her experience interning for NASA

The science, technology and engineering marvels enabling all of NASA’s missions, along with the data collected, are often complex and difficult to understand. As a result, digital art has become an essential tool in communicating more broadly to the general public the work at NASA and its wide-ranging impact on society. Olivia Francese, a senior at the University, is a 3D modeling intern in the virtual reality Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Her work has played an integral part in that endeavor, and her digital creations represent the University on a global stage. Read more about Olivia and two BGSU alumnae's roles at NASA 

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2024 FOCUS Exhibition

Join us in celebrating NW Ohio and SE Michigan local area high school students at the historic 53rd FOCUS Show.

May 29th - June 30th

Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman, and Red Door Galleries

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