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Included in “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 guest artist program, professional internships, student teaching, juried art exhibits, field trips, study abroad programs and work on University publications.

    Department of Art & Design

    Ann Hood

    Wilson Art Building
    525 South Main Street
    Ada, Ohio 45810
    Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed