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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BGSU Galleries upcoming fall exhibitions opening Oct 6, from 6-8pm

Opening Reception - Oct 6th, 6-8pm 5pm @ UB Gallery

Artist roundtable will begin at 6pm.

In the Uber Bryan Gallery, Sticks and Stones will feature the vibrant and amorphic practices of Chris Lux (US), Oreka James (CAN), Jade Townsend (NZ), and Skye Volmar. Through painting, sculpture, drawing, glass, and multi-media, Sticks & Stones reflects on the amorphic and often latent relationship between contemporary visual art and poetry, within both artistic production process and final exhibition. Artists will be onsite for two weeks to create new site-specific installations for the show.

Oreka James Talk - Sept 28th, 5pm @ UB Gallery

Chris Lux Talk - Oct 2nd, 5pm @ UB Gallery

Jade Townsend Talk - Oct 3rd, 5pm @ UB Gallery

BGSU galleries is excited to open our new Black Door Video Art Gallery (Formerly the “Red Door” Gallery) with MONITOR 15: Clearings in the Fog curated by Faraz Anoushahpour . Annually organized by the South Asian Visual Artist Collective, the MONITOR showcases experimental short films and videos that initiate dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies, and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas. 

In the Wankelman Gallery, BGSU MFA student Ghazaleh will present Sonic Luminosity: A Visual Odyssey. Dasti's uses site-specific installation for the harmonious fusion of boundary-pushing creativity, seamlessly merging advanced technology with the realm of visual design + soundscapes. Through the blending of both audio and visual dimensions, Dasti focuses on the particular emphasis on the pivotal role that sound design plays installation.

A poster that includes information for the upcoming guest speaker, Rebekah Compton. The lecture will be October 12th, 2023 from 5 - 6pm at the Donnell Theater in the Wolfe Center for the Arts, BGSU

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From a bird's eye view, the baseball diamond at Lutheran West High School in Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, Ohio, doesnt scan as especially strange. There are cinderblock dugouts, a concessions stand and chain-link fences.

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Arts council hosts an evening with Janet Ballweg, who will discuss artist residencies

Printmaker Janet Ballweg will speak about “Artist Residencies” as the third guest in the Bowling Green Arts Council’s “An Evening With…” series on Friday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m., at Myla Marcus Winery, 133 S. Main St.

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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: 09/29/2023 04:13PM