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.




Design & art to eliminate the gap between what's possible and what's expected for disability representation.

DESTROY THE GAP is an exhibition of contemporary designers and artists working in all media engaged in disability discourse. We are seeking submissions of creative work by members affiliated with the disability community—those who identify as disabled, as well as care workers and allies. With this exhibition, we intend to reveal the yawning chasm between the lived experience of disabled people and the lagging expectations of the not-yet-disabled. Our goal is to create a comprehensive and immersive experience for all attendees filled with objects that fall into the following categories and themes:

Design & Art objects by Disabled People

Design & Art objects for Disabled People

Focused on Disability Justice, our Lived Experiences, Radical Futures, & Beloved Community

The call for entries is open now! Entries due March 24, 2023.

Opening: May 12, 2023

Exhibition: May 12–June 4, 2023

BFA Thesis Exhibition 2023


March 18th – April 2nd

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18th 5:00-7:00pm

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Red Door Gallery and Willard Wankelman Gallery

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday   11:00 am - 4:00 pm          
Thursday evening   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm           
Sunday   1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed University Holidays.


Graphic Design USA’s 2023 Students To Watch!

The Division of Graphic Design is proud to announce: MDes Graduate Student, Lindsy Buser, and Graphic Design Undergraduate Student, Eddie Santiago were selected as Graphic Design USA’s 2023 Students To Watch! Please help us the division congratulate these two standout students.

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Rose Brookhart – Vice President

A New Flag to Represent the City of Toledo Could be Coming Soon!

The design was put forward by Jacob Parr, a BGSU GD alum, a lifelong Toledoan and designer at Hanson, Inc. Mr. Parr’s work can already be seen around the city, as he’s designed logos for local brands such as Fowl and Fodder, Equality Toledo, and the VProject coronavirus vaccine mobilization effort.

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Olivia Francese – NASA

BGSU Senior Olivia Francese discusses 3D modeling and her experience interning for NASA

The science, technology and engineering marvels enabling all of NASA’s missions, along with the data collected, are often complex and difficult to understand. As a result, digital art has become an essential tool in communicating more broadly to the general public the work at NASA and its wide-ranging impact on society. Olivia Francese, a senior at the University, is a 3D modeling intern in the virtual reality Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Her work has played an integral part in that endeavor, and her digital creations represent the University on a global stage. Read more about Olivia and two BGSU alumnae's roles at NASA

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Updated: 03/06/2023 01:17PM