Develop your talents into a career as an arts professional.

Department of Art & Art History

We know what it takes to thrive as creative arts professionals. We do it everyday. Through individualized mentoring, real-world experience, and a commitment to local and global engagement, you will discover your purpose and make an impact in the world.

Hone your craft.

Whether your intentions are to be an innovative artist or designer, or a research-focused museum or gallery professional, Otterbein’s studios, galleries, and on-campus art museum provide the spaces and opportunities to strengthen your commitment to the study of art.  You’ll have access to traditional resources like easels and pottery wheels, along with cutting edge technology like Adobe software and 3-D printers.

Expand your world.

Explore the meaning and value of art and design from different cultural perspectives with leading artists and curators from around the globe.  Every semester we host visiting artists and scholars working in Columbus, and around the world.  You’ll also have opportunities for internships, independent research and creative projects, and international travel.  Our faculty and staff are committed to opening doors to the world.

At Otterbein, we put Art & Art History in a 21st Century Liberal Arts Context.