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One of the most comprehensive, exclusively studio-based art departments in the U.S., the Department of Art offers undergraduate programs that are recognized nationally and internationally. The department is a community of professional fine artists, dedicated faculty, skilled staff, accomplished visiting artists and engaged students.
The Department of Art is broad based, discipline intensive and boundary pushing and is a modern laboratory in which to create and explore art and ideas. Through the production, examination and evaluation of the visual arts, the department serves as a place where students and faculty can experiment with material and content, and where a diverse audience can take part in our exhibitions, public lectures and educational programming. The undergraduate degree programs and the minor program are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
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The Department of Art at Ohio State facilitates students’ acquiring the visual skills and manipulative and conceptual abilities necessary to create works of art. The diverse faculty is comprised of professionally recognized artists dedicated to the craft of teaching. The studio facilities, located on the Oval and West Campus, are excellent. The department also maintains an active exhibition schedule in its own galleries and critique spaces supplemented by the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus, and the highly publicized Wexner Center for the Arts.
Art provides students with unique, creative approaches to problem solving and project management, and is good preparation for a number of careers. In addition to establishing careers as artists, recent graduates have entered such diverse professions as law, medicine, architecture and fund-raising. Many art majors also eventually find their way into arts administration positions, either within museums, galleries, or public agencies (such as state or city arts councils) or within educational institutions.
An introduction to the principles of sculpture, emphasizing basic forming processes and materials.
Introductory experiences in the traditional processes of lithography and screen-printing and their application to non-traditional approaches.
Introduction to the art practices of high fire temp ceramics; lab practices with various modeling and potter's wheel techniques with lectures covering a broad survey of the field of ceramics.
Readings, lectures, discussions and field trips will introduce students to a diverse range of ideas, processes and contexts shaping the experience of visual art today.
We offer a variety of opportunities. Past trips include Berlin, Germany to explore the city and focus on aesthetic approaches of cognitive mapping. Next year students will travel to Siena, Italy to explore the influences of ancient art on contemporary art focusing on the practices of walking, art, and ritual.
Students can enroll in ART 3191 in order to receive academic credit for an internship through the support of their academic advisor, course instructor, and an internship supervisor. This is a great opportunity for students to gain real-world, practical experience that will have a direct impact on their future endeavors.