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A professorIncluded in “Creative Colleges” guide, the ONU's Department of Art and 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 program features a rigorous course of study in art and design. The BA 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 and 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 Department of Art and Design 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
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.