The art area at Ohio State Mansfield is part of Ohio State University’s Department of Art. Nestled among 640 acres of scenic woodlands, Ohio State Mansfield offers affordability, excellence in teaching, and small class sizes. The Department of Art’s mission is to champion the value of the visual arts in the cultural and intellectual life of the University and the community. By training the eye, hand, and mind in traditional and new media and forms, we nurture creative expression and instill appreciation of the central importance of the arts to dynamic, innovative lives.
Mansfield campus art students may complete Minor in Studio Art or begin course work towards a BA or BFA degree in Studio Art and then transfer to the Columbus campus to complete their degrees. Ohio State Mansfield facilities include a fully equipped digital arts lab, wet darkroom, drawing studio, and ceramics facilities with capabilities for gas and electric firing. In addition, the campus gallery showcases contemporary artists from around the world and offers part-time employment opportunities for work-study eligible students.