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.

OWU's new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University gives students the opportunity to pursue a Master of Arts Management degree.


Graduate Outcomes

Kimberly Lewis '15

Kimberly, who earned her BFA specializing in metals and jewelry, is an associate jewelry designer at Kate Spade & Company in New York. Previously, she was a jewelry design intern for the same company.

Department Contact Info


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

Department Contact

Chair: James Krehbiel
Edgar Hall 209

Chair–Acting, Fall Semester: Carol Neuman deVegvar
Edgar Hall 125

Secretary: Jeanette Wingate
Edgar Hall 108