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Begin Your Journey Here! The Art & Design Portfolio Scholarship Day To Be Held Feb. 13

Begin Your Journey Here!High school students interested in attending Ohio Northern University’s art & design program are invited to join us for our annual Portfolio Scholarship Day on Saturday, February 13, 2010. This is an exciting opportunity to compete for a Talent Award based solely on a submitted portfolio.

Beginning at 9a.m. at the Wilson Art Center, the day includes portfolio critique sessions, drawing sessions and lunch on campus. Once students and families make their reservations, a complete itinerary will be emailed with specific times for scheduled activities.

Register today!
To reserve a place for the 2010 portfolio review, please contact the department of art & design at 419.772.2160 or by email at

Not able to attend?
If students are not able to attend the Portfolio Scholarship Day, but would like their work included in the evaluation process for admission and for a Talent Award, applicants may submit portfolios three ways.

On campus: Students can schedule appointments by contacting the department of A&D ( or 419.772.2160). The portfolio review committee can meet with students to evaluate portfolios Monday through Friday, 8a.m.–4p.m.

By mail: Students can submit work in digital or slide format. Students should include an inventory sheet with their files/slides noting the size, medium or media, and completion date of each piece of work. Work in a digital format must not require installation of software on a department computer. Portfolios should be sent to the Department of Art & Design, Ohio Northern University, 525 S. Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810.

By web site: Another option allows students to submit portfolios by emailing the url for their Web site to

Begin [your] journey to True North here!
We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to complete your admission application, earn a Talent Award scholarship, and begin [your] journey to True North. Directions to campus may be found here on Ohio Northern’s Web page. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the department of art & design (, 419.772.2160).

About Talent Awards
To qualify for a Talent Award, students must have already applied and have been accepted to Ohio Northern University as an art or design major. Talent awards are coordinated with other University grants and scholarships. Students may contact the admissions office for an application (1.888.408.4ONU).

Our Evidence of Excellence
The Ohio Northern community is committed to the pursuit of excellence and welcomes applicants who have the same high standards and ambitions. Our department maintains a selective admission policy, accounting for a student body that is enthusiastic about our programs of study.
• The department of art & design is named as one of the top programs in the nation for creative students in Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers (2nd edition).
• The university is ranked No. 2 among baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges in America  and included in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category (2010).
• ONU is one of the Best 371 Colleges, Princeton Review (2010).
• Ohio Northern is among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson’s Competitive College Guide (2009).
• Ohio Northern is named in Colleges of Distinction (2009); a guide profiling America’s most distinguished teaching-centered colleges and universities.

About the department of art & design
The department of A&D offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in studio arts, graphic design, advertising design, and art education. ONU students can pursue many careers such as graphic design, corporate identity, advertising, wayfinding design, publication design, illustration, web design, exhibit design and curating, art therapy, art education and countless other fields.

The department holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the second edition of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the top creative programs in the country.

The department is housed in the Wilson Art Center, a state-of-the art facility with up-to-date studios, classrooms, and computer lab. The Elzay Gallery of Art and the Stambaugh Studio Theatre Gallery feature an ambitious exhibit season and visiting artist program. Each year students gain practical experiences through internships, exhibitions, student teaching, study abroad, workshops, conferences and practicums that provide hands-on learning. The department also offers students engagement in a number of student organizations, including pre-professional groups, domestic study opportunities, a film series and summer European trips.

We encourage potential students, as well as art teachers, guidance counselors and parents to visit our beautiful campus. Student-led tours and individual appointments with admissions counselors, financial aid counselors and faculty are available by appointment. Please contact the admissions office or the department of art & design for further information and for Portfolio Scholarship Day reservations (, 419.772.2160).