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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 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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School of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

Opening night Saturday, March 30 4PM - 7PM

Each spring, the senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the School of Art have the opportunity to showcase their senior thesis work at this premier exhibition.

These consummate works of the students - ranging from metals, sculpture, ceramics, and painting to glass, digital art and graphic design - fil the gallery spaces in the Fine Arts Center for a two-week show. March 30, the opening night, offers a panel of artists in various fields who will present 'Where Next? The Future of Art" at 4 p.m., a video animation screening (204 Fine Arts Center) at 5 p.m., an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Galleries, and the awards presentation at 5:45 p.m.

This year a special collaboration between the School of Art and the Creative Writing Program will be featured from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Bryan Gallery. Creative Writing BFA senior will read two of their pieces, including an ekphrastic piece that vividly describes a visual work of art by one of the senior BFA art seniors. 

Admission is free to the exhibition and special events.

News and Stories

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BGSU Undergrad Art Show is a launching pad for young talent

"The opening of the annual Undergraduate Exhibition is one of the busiest days for the galleries at Bowling Green State University. The annual exhibit features work by 100 artists, and the awards ceremony draws a large contingent of family, friends, fellow artists, faculty, and staff. Sunday’s opening was no exception." READ MORE

School of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

School of Art BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

Each spring, the senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students in the School of Art have the opportunity to showcase their senior thesis work at this premier exhibition. These consummate works of the students - ranging from metals, sculpture, ceramics, and painting to glass, digital art and graphic design - fill the gallery spaces in the Fine Arts Center for a two-week show. READ MORE

BGSU art exhibition is 'So Much More'

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

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