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The Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History has 250+ undergraduate majors who are taught by approximately 20 permanent faculty members and 5 lecturers.


We offer six degrees and one certificate: BA degrees in Studio Art and Art History, BFA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design, an MFA in Graphic Design, an MA in Art History, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Curatorial Studies.


The Studio Art Program has robust facilities to teach Visual Thinking, Drawing, Oil Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Jewelry/Metals, Ceramics and Sculpture. Studios are in the Bartlett Center for the Arts, and the Visual Arts Annex. Additionally, the department enjoys collaborative relationship with both the Prairie Arts Center and the OSU Museum of Art, where students participate in workshops, lectures and curatorial projects.


Graphic Designers enjoy the use of several Mac labs and smart classrooms for their specializations. All students make use of the Visual Resource Center, which is well-staffed and allows students to use large format printers, scanners, laser cutters to complete projects. Students may also borrow cameras, video equipment, tripods, lights and numerous other equipment to work with.


The Art History Program offers both Bachelors and Masters of Art degrees as well as a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Curatorial Studies.  It offers a broad range of courses, from Asian, American, Native American, European, and Islamic Art surveys, to upper-level classes that engage issues of gender, globalization, propaganda, and modernity.


All students make use of the Gardiner Gallery of Art, which has a rich rotation of student art, student-curated exhibits, and art by nationally recognized artists is displayed year-round.


We would love to give you a tour of our facilities! Please call us to schedule a visit.



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