High school students watch as one of their classmates presses ink through a silk screen. A printmaking instructor guides her through the process.

Every Fall, the School of Art offers a special day for high school juniors and seniors to explore all the different areas of visual art at BGSU. Get a taste for each and every area including, all the Studio areas, Graphic Design, Art Education, Digital Arts, and Art History.

School of Art Discovery Day 2023

  • Friday, September 29, 2023

Register for School of Art Discovery Day

Image description: A prospective student visits the School of Art lobby on Preview Day.

University Preview Days are an opportunity for prospective students to speak with faculty and current students in the School of Art as well as take a tour of the facilities.

Preview Days 2023

  • Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Saturday, December 2, 2023
Image description: High school students and a School of Art faculty sit across a table to discuss their portfolios.

Every Fall, the School of Art attends National Portfolio Day Association events. These events allow high school students to meet with a member of our faculty who will give the students feedback on their portfolios. This is a great opportunity to interact with faculty.

Fall 2023 NPDA events at which BGSU will participate:

  • October 1 - NPDA Cincinnati 
  • October 21 - NPDA Columbus

Register for National Portfolio Day

Image description: A prospective student and their parent speak with Graphic Design faculty about the Graphic Design program across a table.

Sit-in on classes and meet faculty in the areas you are thinking of majoring in. Take a tour of the School of Art facilities, including the Fine Arts Center and the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Tours leave from the Fine Arts Center lobby every 30 minutes, beginning at 9 am (until 2 pm). Visit our tables in the Fine Arts Center lobby for information about our programs.

Presidents' Day 2024

  • Monday, February 19, 2024

Register for Presidents' Day

A photography student sells prints as part of ArtsX.

Visit galleries, watch performances of music, dance, and theatre, screenprint a T-shirt, sip some hot cocoa, and do some holiday shopping while also supporting BGSU art students. ArtsX(travaganza) highlights the work of all the Arts at BGSU in one exciting night.

ArtsX 2023 

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Learn more about ArtsX

Updated: 09/09/2023 10:09PM