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 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 classes and study abroad opportunities, as well as the facilities and faculty to position students for successful internships and careers with 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.




 School of Art Director Charles Kanwischer is actively promoting this vision as the school incorporates design thinking, social responsibility and entrepreneurship into the curriculum. Read More

News and Stories



Join us for the  Milestones: A Celebration of BGSU School of Art Alumni  and Milestones: Celebrating 25 Years of Digital Arts at BGSUWe expect to have alumni from across the nation - and the decades - to join us in fun activities including: facilities tours, workshops, opening reception, and more. READ MORE

Art History Students create Italian Tempera Panels

Art History Students create Italian Tempera Panels

Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch's 4350/5350: Critical Issues in Art History seminar is investigating the technical history of panel painting in Italy by creating their own tempera panels! Read More

ARTalk: Elaine Grogan Luttull

ARTalk: Elaine Grogan Luttull

Elaine Grogan Luttull will join the School of Art once again to discuss Freelancing and/or Selling Art. She was very popular last year with an amazingly robust question and answer period following her discussion.  READ MORE