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.


Now Ohio Show June 24 - July 15 Thursdays 1-4 pm, 7-9 pm, Friday-Sunday 1-4 pm

15th Annual Northwest Ohio Community Art Show (Now OH)

June 24th - July 15th

Opening Friday, June 24th at 7pm

Located at the BGSU Fine Arts Center in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, the Now OH exhibit is free and open to the public, and features artists age 16 and up, working in a wide variety of mediums. This year the show includes 108 works by 41 artists from five northwest Ohio counties. Many of these one-of-a-kind works are available for sale.

This year’s juror is Laura Makar (BGSU, 2009) will comment on the awards she selects during a gallery talk preceeding the opening reception at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 24. 

Major sponsors include the Ohio Arts Council, the BGSU School of Art, the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies, Bowling Green Arts Council, BG Noon Kiwanis, Art Supply Depot BG , Gallery Salon & Spa, Ben’s Crafts, and Sam B's.

You can view the virtual show here

Jessie Walton – Gold Addy Award

Check Out Some of Our Addy Award Winners!

The Addy Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

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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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Sophia Llamas – BOLD

A BOLD Award for a BOLD Project!

Sophia Llamas (’22) earned a student Silver Addy Award for her project BOLD, with materials she created for a class last Spring. Sophia designed all of the brand’s graphics, which included web banners, Instagram posts and stories, animated gifs, digital name badges, and even the backgrounds for the School of Art’s 14th annual Portfolio Review Day virtual event. Well done, Sophia!

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Updated: 08/09/2022 10:23AM