One of the photography labs in the art department. Photo credit: Pang Fei Chiang ’19
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Oberlin’s Visual Art program is offered within the studio art division. The flexibility of this program allows students to pursue an interdisciplinary course of study. Students might study art or architectural history within a particular social or historical context; urban or environmental studies; critical theory, museum studies; or art conservation. Creative arts projects might involve dance, theater arts, creative writing or computer music.

Program Director

Kristina Paabus

Associate Professor of Studio Art, Reproducible Media
Department Affiliation

Jamie Jacobs

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8181

Why Study Visual Art at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs

Upcoming Visual Art Events

Sample Courses

  • ARTS 045 - Visual Concepts and Processes: Introduction to Digital Photography 4 credits
  • ARTS 084 - Visual Concepts and Processes: Digital Painting 4 credits
  • ARTS 096 - Problems in Advanced Media Projects 4 credits
  • ARTS 306 - Art from 1960 4 credits

Visual Art News

Nyquon Watson '18 with his project, Losing

Nyquon Watson ’18 Wins AICUO Grand Award

May 1, 2018
Nyquon Watson ’18 won the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio Grand Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts for his project, Losing, which explores emotional evolution through photography, typography, and anaglyph 3D.