Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Studio Art Major (B.F.A.) - Art Therapy Concentration


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Major Code BF5057

College of Fine Arts   
School of Art + Design   
Seigfred Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290
art-design@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/art

Angela Sprunger, contact person
sprunger@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Studio Art is a professional studio degree that fosters the development of studio artists and creative thinkers. Students take courses in Foundations, Art History and Studio that include topics ranging from historical through contemporary issues in art, technical demonstrations, and rigorous critiques of student work. Visiting artists, field trips, exhibitions, collaborative projects and community engagement are also important aspects of the program.

This concentration within the B.F.A. Studio Art degree focuses on the intersection of visual art and mental health. Students will create artwork in a broad range of studio courses, learn about art in context through art history courses, and gain a better understanding of human psychology in both art therapy and psychology coursework.

Scholarships are available for both incoming and continuing students through talent awards, Dean’s Scholarships, and Endowed Awards that recognize artistic ability, academic excellence, exemplary leadership and potential. Our students have also been successful in writing grants and receiving awards through the University.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All incoming first year students who wish to pursue a degree in Art +Design are encouraged to submit a portfolio for talent scholarship consideration.  Students who wish to pursue a BFA degree in Studio Art, Interior Architecture or Graphic Design should submit a portfolio at the time of application.  All students will have the opportunity to submit an updated portfolio for program and concentration application during the fall and spring semesters. 

Change of Program Policy

Current Ohio University Undergraduate students wish to begin pursuing a degree in the School of Art+ Design should complete the application to the BFA programs offered in Fall and Spring.  Students who are unsure of BFA concentration can elect to begin their studies through the BA in Studio Art and apply to a concentration the following term.  Students who elect to pursue the BA in Studio Art may update their program plan without a portfolio review.

External Transfer Admission

All incoming transfer students who wish to pursue a degree in Art +Design are encouraged to submit a portfolio for talent scholarship consideration.  Students who wish to pursue a BFA degree in Studio Art, Interior Architecture or Graphic Design should submit a portfolio at the time of application.  All students will have the opportunity to submit an updated portfolio for program and concentration application during the fall and spring semesters. 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

B.F.A. in Studio Art majors are competitive in art-related careers and experiences, such as: studio artist, artist-in-residence, museum and gallery work, graduate study, studio assistant, commissioned artwork, solo/group exhibitions, entrepreneurs, studio co-ops, grant writers, community project leaders, public artwork competitions, and work in other creative fields. Students with the Art Therapy concentration will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in Art Therapy, as well as positions within the blossoming field of Arts and Health.

Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for conferral of a bachelor’s degree. However, the Studio Art - Art Therapy Concentration program requires a minimum of 128 semester hours. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

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.

Introductory Art History


Complete the following two courses:

Art History 3000/4000- Level Courses


Complete any one AH 3000/4000-level (3 cr.) course, excluding AH 4920  or AH 4930 .

Foundations


Complete the following courses:

Studio Art 3000/4000-Level Courses


Complete at least four ART 3000/4000-level Studio courses (4 cr.), including FAR 4500  as an option.

One course is recommended to be selected in consultation with your Advisor, the topic of which should be related to collaborative artmaking or community engagement through the arts. Suggested courses are ART 3310 , FAR 4500 , or a related ART 3900/4900 Special Topics course.

Studio Art 2000/3000-Level


Complete one additional ART 2000 or 3000-level studio course from the courses listed above.

Studio Art Practicum


Complete the following course:

Art Therapy Concentration


Complete the following courses:

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