At a glance: Preart Therapy
Did you know? Ohio Northern students have a 100% acceptance rate to art therapy programs (e.g. Seton Hill, Wayne State, Indiana University and Nazareth College).
The field of art therapy can be a powerful career to help people better understand themselves and their world. ONU’s pre-art therapy program prepares students to develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates mastery of skill and knowledge to enter graduate school (Masters in art therapy). The flexibility of the program also allows students to minor in psychology. Visit the department's web site.
The department of art and design is located in the Wilson Art Center, a stimulating environment that offers well-equipped and updated studios, classrooms and computer labs. Located near the art center are the Elzay and Stambaugh Galleries, educational and cultural resources for the Ohio Northern community and the Northwest Ohio region. Throughout the year, the galleries feature outstanding exhibits from international and regional artists as well as ONU faculty and students. The modern three-story Heterick Memorial Library houses the fine art, design and photography book and periodical collections.
AIGA/The Professional Association for Design, Kappa Pi National Art Honorary, National Art Education Association, Student Art League
The department of art and design is committed to teaching and learning through an intensive, structured and sequential program of visual studies and liberal arts education. Our goal is to develop students as creative, productive and intellectually curious artists and designers capable of historical and cultural insight, critical thinking and technical proficiency in an area of emphasis.
In the spotlight
The department of art and design is included in the second edition of Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers as one of the top programs in the nation for creative students. The department of art and design continues to grow its outreach efforts by engaging faculty and students in interdisciplinary, collaborative projects with the community. Recent accomplishments have included the Ada Public Library, the Allen East Community Center and the ReStore Community Center.