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.


69 Annual Undergrad Show: Feb 16 - March 1

2020 Undergraduate Exhibition

Opening Reception February 15, 5-7pm

February 16 - March 1

From animation to portraits to jewelry, everyone will find things to admire in this delightfully diverse juried selection of art in all media by students in the BGSU School of Art.

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News and Stories

BGSU Ranked 9th in Midwest for Animation

BGSU Ranked 9th in Midwest for Animation

Animation Career Review (ACR) has again ranked Bowling Green State University among the best animation schools in the Midwest and nation. BGSU was ranked in the top 50 schools for animation in the nation, 15th among public universities and colleges. BGSU is ranked ninth in the Midwest, a region of 13 states. Read More

2018 Alum Paul Verdell's work Featured at the Mayor's Office in Toldeo

2018 Alum Paul Verdell's work Featured at the Mayor's Office in Toldeo

This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and supported with funds form the 1% of the Arts. Artists in this show are Richard Reed and Paul Verdell. Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Bergstrom

Congratulations to Dr. Bergstrom

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Bergstrom, Chair of Art Education, who received the state's Supervision, Policy, and Administration Award from the Ohio Art Education Association. Read More