The Fine Arts Department at Ohio Wesleyan, created in 1864, was one of America's first college art departments. Today, the department honors its distinguished tradition by focusing on the art and world of today. We value exploration and innovation across artistic media, while stressing a solid foundation in the liberal arts.

The pairing of the focused arts education with a robust liberal arts education helps student-artists develop a more confident, personal, informed, and insightful artistic vision.

Fine Arts faculty make sure students learn solid fundamental skills, a historical base, and theoretical framework, but they also encourage all students to discover and develop their unique expression.

Our alumni include successful artists working and exhibiting around the world, as well designers, educators, and entrepreneurs.

Department Features

  • Our facilities include a sculpture studio with an indoor foundry and outdoor courtyard for iron casting, jewelry and metals facilities, a photography studio, and a 3,500-square-foot painting studio.
  • We offer general experience through a broad B.A. program and professional preparation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Fine Arts majors may concentrate in studio art, art history, or fine arts education.
  • Students have access to our studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Department Contact Info

Location

Edgar Hall
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3600
F 740-368-3611
E finearts@owu.edu

Department Contact

Chair: Jeffrey Nilan
Professor of Fine Arts
Edgar Hall 309
740-368-3627
janilan@owu.edu