Feb 23, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Studio Art Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA5050

College of Fine Arts  
School of Art + Design   
Seigfred Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290

Julie Dummermuth, Director, School of Art + Design/contact person

Program Overview

The B.A. Studio Art degree provides for a creative studio art experience that pairs well with studies in other fields. Many students choose this curriculum because it provides credit hour flexibility for elective courses, greater ability to pursue double majors, minors and certificates, as well as off-campus study opportunities. The undergraduate program prepares students to work in fields related to art and to undertake graduate work. Classes include foundations and 2000-level studio art courses, art history courses, 3000- and 4000-level studio art courses, a variety of liberal arts courses, and two years of language study. Students who wish to pursue a B.A. in Studio Art should maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.75 to successfully complete the degree.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

There are no requirements beyond University admission requirements. Students can declare a B.A. Studio Art major without submission of a portfolio. 

Change of Program Policy

There are no requirements beyond University admission requirements. The first two years of the B.A. Studio Art and B.F.A. Studio Art degrees share a common curriculum which allows students the opportunity to seamlessly move into the B.F.A. even in their second-year of study, if desired. 

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, studio art majors enter graduate study, seek employment in museums, art centers and galleries; or work in related fields.


University-wide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for conferral of a bachelor’s degree. However, the B.A. in Studio Art requires a minimum of 122 semester hours. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

School of Art + Design Requirements

All majors in the School of Art + Design (B.A. and B.F.A. degrees) require an accumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.75 GPA in the major.


Complete the following courses:

Studio Art Courses

Select at least two studio art areas.

Studio Art 2000-Level Courses

Complete at least 20 hours from the following courses in studio art areas.

Studio Art 3000/4000-Level Courses

Complete at least 12 hours from the following courses in studio arts areas.

Introductory Art History

Complete the following two courses:

Studio Art Practicum

Complete the following course: 

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