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.


ArtsX 2019

Experience the Magic | ArtsX 2019

December 7th, 2019 5-9pm

Fine Arts Center and Wolfe Center for the Arts

ArtsX showcases arts actitivites such as musical, theatrical and dance performances, exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on activities, and art sales for holiday shoppers looking for unique, handmade gifts. This year's headliner is Stuart MacDonald, award-winning magician and the man who fooled Penn and Teller.

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Lynn Whitney, The Shoreby Club - Bratenahl, Ohio 2009

The Great Lake Erie

Photographs by Frank Gohlke and Lynn Whitney will be on display in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby, Fine Arts Center, Sept. 20-Nov. 24.

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Linda Butler

Lake Erie: On the Edge

Linda Butler is an internationally known, prize-winning fine-arts photographer and activist. Her photographs are featured in "Lake Erie: On the Edge" an exhibition (Sept. 20-Nov. 24) in the Willard Wankelman Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at BGSU.

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News and Stories


Director Charles Kanwischer spoke at the dedication ceremony for a new piece of campus public art.

“Shadows” is a site-specific electronic light sculpture created by internationally renowned sculptor and public artist, Erwin Redl. It’s just recently been installed at the top of the two main stairwells in Mosely, with funding provided by the Ohio Arts Council and its Percent for Art program. Read More

Great Lakes photography on display around region

Great Lakes photography on display around region

At Bowling Green State University, visitors can view the photography of Linda Butler in Lake Erie: On the Edge in the Wankelman Gallery. Coupled with that is the show The Great Lake Erie, featuring photography by Frank Gohlke and Lynn Whitney, BGSU’s head of photography. That exhibition of work will be in the Fine Arts Center’s Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery. Read More

Opening Reception of Charles Kanwischer: Drawings 2001-2021

Opening Reception of Charles Kanwischer: Drawings 2001-2021

The opening reception for SOA Director Charles Kanwischer's exhibition will be on November 9, 6:30-8:30pm in ArtSpace/Lima. The exhibition will be on display from November 9 - December 31. Read More