We offer both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) as well as a combined—BA and BFA—degree.
About the Major
BFA students are those who are planning to be professional artists, art teachers, or graphic designers. They can elect to combine various media concentrations when creating their desired programs. They focus on studio art (ceramics, computer imaging, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture), or art education with teaching certification.
BA students take a lower concentration of courses in the arts and often combine their art studies with a second major. They choose from among the same curricular concentrations and meet the same standards of artistic and academic excellence as those who select the BFA route.
Most of our students combine different studio specializations (concentrations) to reflect their own interests. Typically at the advanced levels students are working on their own independent projects. Students have access to our studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This free access to studio facilities is crucial in helping the students meet the high expectations of each course and rise to high levels of achievement.
New York Arts
Spend an exciting semester in the art capital of the world. You'll have an on-the-job experience with NYC professionals in various artistic fields. If you're in an arts-related major, you can learn about putting your major to work in the real world.
Recently, OWU students have interned with the individual artists, New York Shakespeare Festival, Dance Magazine, Broadway productions, book publishers, the Strasburg Institute for acting, and other arts organizations.
Jannuzi Painting Studio
The 3,500-square-foot Jannuzi Painting Studio includes 24 easels and appropriate storage, there is room to spread out and create ambitious large-format work. Intermediate and advanced painting students have semiprivate areas in which to work. There are a variety of color-corrected overhead lighting systems as well as north-facing overhead skylights.
The photography facilities include a light studio, a lecture classroom, a beginning-level gang darkroom that houses 11 enlarger stations, three advanced-level semiprivate darkrooms, one large format/non silver darkroom, several development and film loading rooms, and a print mounting and matting room. All of the darkrooms are equipped with Hiretech custom gel coat sinks and case work and the latest Saunders enlargers.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015