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.



ScupltureX 2018: Igniting Change  

This year's symposium and its associated exhibitions explore Social Practice, which has long been a powerful means of challenging existing norms and conditions.  Often expressed through community engagement, performative installations, political encounters and environmental activities, Social Practice in art is sometimes ephemeral, often experiential, but always evolving.  SculptureX 2018 investigates some current manifestations of this important discipline.  Visit here.

News and Stories

Listening To

Listening To

T1990 saw the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. Twenty-eight years later, Ohio, among other states continues to face challenges raised by the ADA. With our work, we are listening to individuals who live and work as we all do. The Community Projects in Photography Class has partnered with Woodlane for another exhibition which will be open until May 10. Read more

Congratulations MFA Exhibitors

Congratulations MFA Exhibitors

Our graduating MFA students put on two great MFA Exhibitions last month! Check out the details here and congratulations again to all graduates READ MORE

Graphic Design Senior Show

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