Art Classes in Cincinnati, OH with Degree Overviews

Oct 02, 2018

There are five schools within ten miles of Cincinnati, OH, that have art classes. Read an overview of two schools' programs and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

Cincinnati, OH Schools Offering Art Classes

Fine arts and art history studies are offered at the bachelor's and master's degree levels at a few Cincinnati colleges and universities. Many of these types of programs include studio classes in addition to traditional classes. Two universities providing art programs are discussed at length in this article. Find out about levels of study and subjects explored in the curriculum of each program. Get helpful facts about each university in the table appearing at the end of this article.

  • University of Cincinnati offers art classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school is located just three miles from the downtown area.
  • Xavier University is based about five miles north of downtown Cincinnati. The university has bachelor's degree programs providing nearly a dozen art concentrations.

Comparison of Schools

It's important to consider all that a school has to offer before choosing an art program. Below you will find statistics and figures reflecting each school's population, tuition, acceptance rates, campus setting and more.

University of Cincinnati Xavier University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, private not-for-profit
Total Enrollment (2017) 37,155* 6,786*
Campus Setting Large city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $11,000 (in state)*
$27,334 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 82%* 99%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 76%* 74%*
Retention Rate (2017) 86%* 84%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2011) 69%* 69%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

University of Cincinnati

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), the University of Cincinnati is located near more than six museums and local art galleries. State of the art technology, such as video projection systems for classroom lectures and three labs for printing, scanning and related graphic-computing tasks, are used for art classes.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students can major in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, as well as contemporary art, like photography and electronic arts. Extensive studio space is dedicated to each discipline, including a metal foundry, car kiln, photography lab and printing presses. Graduates become professional artists or continue their education with graduate studies. Students interested in becoming art teachers can complete an additional year of study to become eligible for teaching credentials.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Art history students can specialize in 19th or 20th century art, African American art, museum studies, Asian art, modern art and more. Students also participate in art gallery and museum internships. Students can take an additional year of classes, which includes student teaching, to prepare for careers as art teachers.

Master of Arts in Art History

Students take in-depth classes in a selected area of art history. This degree qualifies students to work as art historians or within related professions at museums, auction houses and art galleries. Graduates may also pursue a Ph.D. in Art History or another graduate-level program.

Xavier University

This private, non-profit Catholic, Jesuit university has open studio space and labs for its art students. Students pursuing an art degree may choose to spend a summer abroad or intern at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum, F&W Media, AmeriCorps or Art Beyond Boundaries.

Bachelor of Arts

These Cincinnati art classes are predominantly studio art classes, with an additional 12 credits required in art history. Students may also choose to complete an additional 28 credits to become eligible for art teacher licensure. The curriculum requires 2D and 3D design and basic drawing classes.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

This degree typically leads to advanced academic study. Students take 73 credits, including 58 credits in studio art and 15 in art history. Topics of study include 2D and 3D design and basic drawing skills. For students who wish to complete the program in four years, summer classes may be required. An alternative option is to complete some of the required core classes by exam.

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