Undergraduate Admissions

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Admission to the School of Art requires acceptance to Bowling Green State University. To find out more about applying to BGSU, please visit BGSU Admissions.

The School of Art offers two types of degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

The School of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in:

Admission to the BFA degree is competitive, but does not require a Portfolio Review for entrance into the School of Art. Prospective students wishing to pursue a BFA degree in the School of Art will be admitted as pre-BFA students and will be fully admitted to the School of Art without a Portfolio Review. Students seeking a BFA will be required to pass a Portfolio Review during Spring semester of their first year of study in the School of Art. If they are not successful in passing the BFA Portfolio Review their first year, they may attempt to pass the following year. If they do not pass at their second attempt, students must opt to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Click here for more information about the BFA Portfolio Review for current School of Art

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, School of Art students are expected to:

* Acquire basic technical and research competencies across a range of studio and scholarly practices. (disciplinary competency)

* Understand and employ basic methodologies of studio and scholarly research in visual, written and oral formats. (application of competencies)

* Contextualize work in chosen field of study within art historical, critical and theoretical frameworks by proposing and successfully completing a summative (capstone) body of work/thesis. (comparative analysis and critical thinking)

* Understand and integrate emerging and established technologies into studio and scholarly practice. (critical thinking about technology)

* Demonstrate basic understanding of professional practices necessary for entry into cultural, educational, community and business-based careers. (professional preparation)

The School of Art currently offers a BA in Art History as well as a BA degree in Art with specializations in:

Admission to the BGSU School of Art as a BA degree candidate does not require a portfolio review. Only full acceptance to the University is required.

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, School of Art students are expected to:

* Acquire basic technical and research competencies across a range of studio and scholarly practices. (disciplinary competency)

* Understand and employ basic methodologies of studio and scholarly research in visual, written and oral formats. (application of competencies)

* Contextualize work in chosen field of study within art historical, critical and theoretical frameworks by proposing and successfully completing a summative (capstone) body of work/thesis. (comparative analysis and critical thinking)

* Understand and integrate emerging and established technologies into studio and scholarly practice. (critical thinking about technology)

* Demonstrate basic understanding of professional practices necessary for entry into cultural, educational, community and business-based careers. (professional preparation)