Areas of Study
Find [your] True North. Included in the second and third editions of the “Creative Colleges” guide, the department of art & design is nationally recognized as one of the top creative programs in the country. The department offers four majors and two degree programs: the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) and the bachelor of arts (BA). The BFA degree program features a rigorous course of study in art and design. The BA degree offers an intense study in art and design along with a major or minor in another discipline.
Within either of these degree programs, students can pursue majors in:
• advertising design
• art education
• graphic design
• studio arts
Concentrations in the department of art & design are only offered in the studio arts major (BFA degree):
• two-dimensional (e.g. illustration, printmaking, painting)
• three-dimensional (e.g. ceramics, sculpture)
• pre-art therapy option
Ohio Northern's A&D department prepares students to become creative and productive artists and/or designers in a complex and changing world. Our educational program integrates traditional and contemporary methods in art and design, exposing students to a wide-range of forms and mediums. Students also engage in many enriching, outside-the-classroom learning experiences such as a monthly guest artist program, professional internships, student teaching, juried art exhibits, field trips, study abroad programs and work on University publications.