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.



In keeping with President Rogers’ most recent instructions to contain the coronavirus by eliminating all face-to face academic activity on campus, it’s with the greatest regret that I must inform you that all public elements of this year’s BFA thesis exhibition have been cancelled. There will be no reception and the galleries will be closed for the remainder of the semester.  In addition, we can’t allow you back into the galleries to complete the installation of your work, or to begin installing it.

Read More

News and Stories

BGSU Graphic Design (GD) students take home Gold and Silver at the 2020 Addy Awards!

Graphic Design 2020 senior, Anna Kiesewetter won a Gold Addy award from the Toledo American Advertising Federation (AAF) on Thursday, February 20. This recognition was for her work, Strive. 2019 graduate Emily Feaster was awarded a Silver Addy for Into The Depths created through her 2019 Graphic Design Senior Thesis courses (ARTD 4070.) Read More

Digital arts students use art, animation to contribute to public good

Fourteen Bowling Green State University digital arts students put their skills to work to promote environmental causes and make a difference in the world. Six nonprofit environmental organizations reaped the benefits. The class project, which earned BGSU’s Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Group Award in Spring 2019 for exemplary community-based learning experiences, was developed by digital arts Professor Bonnie Mitchell. Read More

Covid-19 Policies for the BGSU School of Art

Based on state and federal guidance, BGSU continues to make critical decisions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to safeguard our students, faculty, staff and the broader community. Virtual and online learning will continue as planned through the end of the semester, and BGSU staff members who do not need to be physically on campus will work remotely. These are the policies that the School of Art is enacting to help comply with the state and national guidelines to reduce the spead of Covid-19. Read More