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.
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.
Closing the Diversity Gap in Design Disciplines
Thursday, February 20, 2019
Wolfe Center for the Performing Arts, Donnell Theatre
The lack of diversity in design is not a new problem. Although scholars, employers, organizations, and design professionals have been investigating it for more than 50 years, the problem still exists. Representation of people of color in the design profession hasn’t significantly increased in over ten years, while culturally insensitive advertising and messaging are on the rise. What are the problems causing this disparity? Come listen as Jacinda Walker founder of designExplorr and author of Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines explains the problems causing the lack of diversity in design, shares the need for more resources and outlines strategic solutions to close the diversity gap in design disciplines.
News and Stories
BGSU art exhibition is ‘So Much More’
“‘So Much More’ is fundamentally a celebration of the deeply personal and particular vision of the artists who gently but forcefully remind us that we’re all ‘so much more’ than our racial and ethnic identities, that the sense of agency arising out of a committed studio practice is a powerful means to push back against the injustice of stereotypical assumptions.” Read more
New Music Festival offers immersive experiences in music, art
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, contemporary classical ensemble Hub New Music and puppetry/dance artist Sha Sha Higby headlined the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University. READ MORE
Graphic Design Senior Show
The BGSU Division of Graphic Design is truly elated to announce their 2018 Senior Portfolio Show, Multifascinated! Join us for an orchestrated night filled with thesis work, portfolio viewings and all the light refreshments you could ever hope to sample. Remarks and an awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on May 4 at the Wolfe Center. READ MORE