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The Department of Art delivers comprehensive art training within a liberal arts tradition, preparing students for success in today's competitive art environment.

As an art major or an art minor, you will learn how to think both visually and critically.

The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree offers concentrations in either studio art or art history.

The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree offers students with considerable talent and motivation an intensive option for a studio concentration.

Our studio program focuses on traditional imaging, technical imaging, and three-dimensional structuring, and special emphases include art history, ceramics, computer imaging, graphic design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and silver jewelry. Your creativity can be unleashed in spacious, well-lit studios and by using equipment specifically designed for your chosen media area.

Wittenberg's location is ideal, allowing you access to local museums and those in the nearby metropolitan areas of Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. The Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University provides gallery space for student artwork as well as internship opportunities for those interested in arts management.

Our professors are committed to teaching and welcome the challenge of working with a wide variety of students. We are professionally involved in creative activities in our areas of research, publication and exhibitions.

Art in The News

  • Transformational Gift: Wittenberg University Receives $10 Million Gift to Renovate Koch Hall and Advance the Visual Arts (published May 4, 2018)
  • Feeding the Hungry: Wittenberg University’s 24th Annual Empty Bowls Raises More Than $45,000 (published April 16, 2018)

  • Visual Arts Residency: Wittenberg Series Continues with the Screenings of Althea and The Loving Story on Feb. 5-6 (published January 31, 2018)

  • Finding the Right Mix: Brian Ballenger ’81 Discovers His Passion in Art and Psychology (published December 5, 2017)

  • Senior Art on Display: Wittenberg University’s 2017-2018 Winter Exhibition (published November 14, 2017)

  • For the Love of Art: Dooley Receives the 2017 Edith B. And Frank C. Matthies Award (published July 14, 2017)

  • Portrait Gallery Competition Finalist: Wittenberg Professor Daniel McInnis Named Finalist In Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Competition (published November 9, 2015)

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