Advising & Scholarships


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Art (BFA) PDF Catalog
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In coordination with the Office of Academic Advising in the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Art and Art History provides faculty advising and mentoring. Incoming students are assigned a faculty advisor and mentor. Continuing students are free to stay with their assigned advisor or may choose a faculty member whose discipline more closely reflects their academic and artistic interests. Advisor assignments can be found on the degree audit report, or can be obtained through the Art Office. For assistance, contact Nancy Patton at (937) 775-2896.

Degree Paths

To see a semester to semester program guide please go to the following link and scroll down to Art and Art History Programs:


Scholarships for Incoming Students

Scholarships are based on both financial need and talent. They will be awarded based on a review of portfolios as well as an assessment of the student’s high school transcripts, references, and financial need.

Scholarships are given for the first two years at Wright State University and awards will be given up to $5000 per year. After the initial two-year period, recipients will be eligible for the Art Department’s talent scholarships for continuing students.


·      Student must have completed the application process to Wright State University including an application for financial aid.

·      Student must be an Ohio resident.

·      This scholarship is for incoming freshmen with no transfer credits.

·      Awards are only given to Art Majors and will be rescinded if student chooses to major in another area.

To Apply:

·      Student must deliver a portfolio (consisting of a maximum of 20 works, no more than 10 in any one medium), a list of two references with contact information who can speak to the student’s artistic accomplishments, and a high school transcript to the Art Department office.

·      All works in the portfolio should be clearly labeled on the back with the student’s name, address and phone number. While original works are preferred, students have the option of turning in unframed originals or digital files (in jpg or pdf format) on a thumb drive.

·      Portfolio and application materials can be dropped off February 12 - 14, 2018 anytime between 8:30 – 4:30pm at the WSU Art Department office in the Creative Arts Center, room 127 CAC.

·      Portfolios should be picked up by February 23, 2018. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The portfolio must be clearly labeled with the student's name, address and phone number.

Any questions? Call Nancy at 937-775-2898

Scholarships for Continuing Students

Studio Art Majors

The Department of Art and Art History will award a limited number of Special Talent Scholarships to both full-time and part-time continuing studio majors who will be enrolled during the Fall, and Spring Semesters of 2018-2019.  B.F.A. candidates who have a minimum of 12 hours but not more than 59 hours within the department (not more than 39 for the B.A. candidate) are eligible to apply.  Your total number of hours includes those courses for which you are enrolled in for Spring Term.

You are strongly encouraged to fill out a FASFA of each year even if you believe you don’t qualify for Financial Aid. It may open avenues to other scholarship opportunities but does not disqualify you if you don’t apply. 

Studio majors may receive a total of three special talent scholarship awards during their matriculation toward a degree.  To be eligible to re-apply for a scholarship, B.F.A. and B.A. candidates must complete a minimum number of credits in the department during the ensuing year(s).  Following the spring semester of their special talent award, scholarship recipients must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours in studio art in the Department of Art and Art History, including credit hours for courses in progress (Spring Term) at the time of their next portfolio review application.

Portfolios may include a maximum of twenty works, with no more than ten in any one of the following media: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography.  Sculptures may be represented by slides or digital images.  Only work done since the last scholarship portfolio review is eligible. Only work done while at WSU is eligible.

Scholarship applications will be available in the Art Department Office, room 127 CAC, Febuary 19 - March 6, 2018.  Submission dates are March 5 & 6, 2018 and portfolios can be dropped off at the Art Office. 

Art History Majors

To apply: 
student must be an art history major with between 12 and 30 hours in art history, 
including current semester hours, and must have a financial need form (FAFSA) 
on file.  Submit application and 2 art history papers with grades 
and comments to Art Office,  room 127 CAC.  Pick up scholarship application in the Art Office Febuary 19 - March 6, 2018. 
 Students can drop off their application packages March 5 & 6, 2018.