Department of Art

           The School of Art is a member of the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) and will be reviewing artwork, offering critiques, and answering questions about our professional programs at Ann Arbor, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Louis.

          The School of Art has a faculty of 36 full-time, nationally recognized artists, designers, and scholars that teach in ten media concentrations, including Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Glass, Metals, Painting, Photography and Intermedia Arts, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Communication (Graphic Design), as well as Art History and Art Education. 

           Our programs are enhanced through a close collaboration with the prestigious David Owsley Museum of Art, among the finest university art museums in the nation and one that boasts an encyclopedic collection of approximately 11,000 artworks from around the globe. The School of Art also features the state-of-the-art Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, which houses every major form of glass production including blowing, casting, flame work, cold work, and neon. Our nationally ranked Animation program features two new computer labs, 40 Dell work stations and Cintiq monitors, a 20 node render farm, and faculty with industry experience at Disney and EA (Electronic Arts) games.

           The Art and Journalism Building provides more than 57,000 square feet of classroom and studio space for our 500 majors in the School of Art. All concentration areas in the School of Art have fully dedicated studios and labs. The curriculum is augmented by an ambitious calendar of the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars series from across the country, as well as a full schedule of professional and student exhibitions in our Atrium Gallery. Internships, practicums, hands-on learning opportunities, field trips, and foreign study are available to all art majors.

           Students can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art or Art History, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Education. We also offer the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) for continued creative exploration. The School of Art at Ball State is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  

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