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The Department of Art at The Ohio State University offers exceptional Graduate and Undergraduate level programs that are recognized internationally and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The department is a community of professional fine artists, dedicated faculty, skilled staff, and engaged students, all of whom are fully committed to learning, research, and service.

Our faculty are accomplished professionals who make significant contributions to the cultural life of the university, city, state, nation, and world through research that results in creative activities, exhibitions, public lectures, and other professional activities. We are committed to providing members of our community an intellectually stimulating environment, access to quality studio spaces, and connections to the vast resources of one of the nation's largest public universities.

As a community, we celebrate the production, examination, and evaluation of the visual arts as a people-centered enterprise. We preserve the core values of intellectual freedom and creative examination and take pride in the diversity of viewpoints and expertise that are essential elements of a rich environment for creative inquiry.

Students work toward undergraduate and graduate degrees, concentrating in areas of art and technologyceramics, glass, film and video, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The department emphasizes interdisciplinary experience as well as the study of theoretical and critical activities of the studio artist. Art faculty members are active in teaching and exhibiting around the world. Internationally known artists visit campus to teach courses and to work with students individually.

Department Chair: Laura Lisbon