The undergraduate degree programs and the minor program offered in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). This makes the Department of Art one of the most comprehensive, exclusively studio-based departments in the United States.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The BFA in Art is the professional degree program that prepares students for diverse careers through specialized studio training. The prospective student must complete a sequence of core courses during the first and second years of study. During the second year of the program, students prepare their portfolios for review and acceptance by a specific area of emphasis in the BFA degree program. The BFA serves as specialized studio training.
The seven emphasis areas of study are: Art and Technology, Ceramics, Glass, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. A strong program in all of these disciplines offers state-of-the-art facilities and experienced faculty, and provides a major opportunity for personal and artistic growth.
Bachelor of Arts
The BA in Art is a liberal arts degree program that serves as a general introduction to the experiences of the artist. This program of study includes a range of studio practices in all areas of the department and in art history and theory. The curriculum develops creative problem solving skills that can be applied to a variety of careers.
Minor in Studio Art
The minor in Studio Art provides students the opportunity to integrate creative and artistic practice with other academic or research pursuits. Students pursuing the minor in Studio Art are not necessarily seeking careers as practicing professional artists, but rather unique careers where the visual arts and creativity may be desirable skills. Recent research has identified these creative problem-solving skills and diverse sets of knowledge as being sought in a wide range of disciplines, industries, and professions. The minor in Studio Art contributes to the university's goal of graduating competitive and versatile students.