Programs of Study in Art & Art History

Art BA/BFA

Art (B.A. or B.F.A.)


B.A. or B.F.A. in Art The Art major immerses you in the study of art through the development of craft and technique combined with concept and meaning.  Otterbein University’s art program is a nationally recognized fine arts program offering both B.A. and B.F.A. degrees in art.  Our art department is grounded in the tradition and holistic nature of the liberal arts, providing students with a solid foundation for the future.  The two degree tracks offered have benefits for all types…

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Art (Minor)


Minor in Art The Art minor at Otterbein University provides students in other majors the opportunity to pursue their interest in art study and practice at a level that complements and enhances their other academic pursuits. By minoring in Art, you’ll have the opportunity to focus in one studio area or to study broadly across a variety of art media, including photography, graphic design, drawing, painting, ceramics, and intermedia. Course Catalog > Programs in Art & Art History > Art…

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Art History Visual Culture

Art History & Visual Culture (B.A.)


B.A. in Art History & Visual Culture The Art History and Visual Culture major introduces you to art from around the world and across different time periods. Your studies focus on close analysis of art objects, monuments, historic structures, and other aspects of visual culture from the ancient world to the contemporary, preparing you for careers in museums, galleries, arts administration, and other areas of cultural heritage management.​ You’ll have the opportunity to study works in person at the on-campus…

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Art History Visual Culture Minor Feature

Art History & Visual Culture (Minor)


Minor in Art History & Visual Culture The minor in Art History and Visual Culture allows you to explore the production, function, and meaning of the visual arts in cultures across time and place, and to consider the value and significance of cultural heritage. In combination with other majors, the minor can help contribute to career paths in museums, galleries, and other fields in cultural heritage management. As a discipline within the Humanities, Art History furthers your commitment to the…

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Photography Minor

Photography (Minor)


Minor in Photography The Photography Minor at Otterbein University provides students the opportunity to pursue their interest in lens-based media at a level that complements and enhances their other academic pursuits. By minoring in Photography, you’ll have the opportunity to focus on all aspects of image production including darkroom, film, digital, video, studio lighting, large scale inkjet printing, photo publications, drone photography and more. Course Catalog > Programs in Art & Art History > Art & Art History Department >

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