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.

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Visible Man

Visible Man

Art and Black Male Subjectivity

BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries
September 24th - November 7th

Curated by respected art expert Michael Harris, an Emory University art history professor and a 1971 BGSU School of Art graduate, Visible Man will present a creative look at the complexity of Black males through cultural, racial and personal lenses as expressed by women and men of color. 


News and Stories

Image of Jesse Walton in front of The Revelation Booth

GD Thesis project on the Front Page of Cherokee Newspaper

Graphic Design Senior Jesse Walton, a CURS grant recipient, is currently featured on the front page of the Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma for the senior thesis project. Jesse’s work, "The Revelation Booth serves as an epitome to bring an understanding to the viewers outside of the Indigenous Community to understand their privilege, to see the hardships, confusion and solemness through the installation and create this self-aware feeling, to call to change the viewer’s perspectives, to be motivated to change their own thinking.” Read More

Image of Gyona Rice's Gold Student Addy Award for "Mind Your Speech"

BGSU Graphic Design (GD) students take home a Mosaic Award, Gold and Silver at the 2021 Addy Awards!

2019 graduate Gyona Rice was awarded a Mosaic Award (recognition for diverse representation) and a Gold Student Addy award for Mind Your Speech, created through her 2020 Graphic Design Senior Thesis courses (ARTD 4070). Graphic Design 2021 senior, Lindsay West won a Bronze Addy award from the Toledo American Advertising Federation (AAF)  for her work, Vision: BGSUGD/AIGA Portfolio Review Day Materials 2020. Read More

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Graphic design delivers the power to change

BGSU's Graphic Design program was recognized for its focus on design for social change. We're very proud of how our students shed light on important causes with their graphic design! Read More