Upon Admission

Once you have been fully admitted to the University you will receive communication regarding setting up your MyBGSU account, scholarships, financial aid, housing, orientation, and registration. Please read your emails! When prompted, please schedule your Orientation date as soon as you can.

Your advisor will contact you about registration sometime during the summer.

Orientation usually happens in June and into July. Orientation is a great time to get a better feel for campus and what you need to know before you start your first semester. You can learn more about Orientation here.

Your advisor will email you once they have started to put together a schedule for your first semester. You will be signed up for the first two Art foundations classes and you will get to decide what your other three courses for that semester will be. 

Know Your Major

Become familiar with the requirements of the major(s) in which you are interested by perusing the Junior Audit checksheet(s) for each major offered through the College of Arts & Sciences.

Get your Junior Audit checksheets here

Know Your Classes

You can find course descriptions for all classes offered at Bowling Green State University on the course description search engine.

Special Note for Art Education Majors
Students interested in the Art Education major are strongly advised to take PSYC 1010 and EDHD 2010 in their first year as these two classes are major prerequisites to nearly all other BG Perspective requirements for the Art Education major.


Once you have registered for your classes, you will have access to a booklist for each of your classes through myBGSU. You may purchase your books from Falcon Outfitters or online.

Be sure to keep all receipts in case you need to return or exchange any books.


There is no general list of art supplies available. You will receive supply lists from your instructors on the first day of each of your studio art classes. Be prepared to buy your supplies right away to complete your first assignments by having funds available.


The only students required to bring their own cameras are those majoring in Studio with a concentration in Photography. Students enrolled in photography courses are required to bring a 35mm SLR (film) camera to class. Medium format and 4x5 view cameras are provided by the program for intermediate and advanced courses in photography.

Students are not required to have their own computers. There are many computer labs available to students for basic applications such as word processing for written assignments and internet access for research.

Digital Arts and Graphic Design students are not required to have their own computers. The School of Art encourages that students actively use the computer labs provided for them to do assignments for their classes.

If you wish to have your own computer, please consider using your student discount by ordering your computer through Falcon Outfitters.

The School of Art does not recommend or endorse any specific brand of computer or operating system.

Updated: 06/06/2024 01:03PM