School of Art

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Fine Arts - Art

Fine arts involves the free creation of objects, sounds and concepts whose legitimacy does not lie in their commercial or utilitarian purpose, yet whose value frequently turns out to exceed that of other human productions. Its inventions stimulate other disciplines, inform our emotional and political lives and make our cities more livable. Fine artists provide original views and interpretations of the world and its inhabitants. By doing so, they give us an appreciation of the character and values of society and culture.

Degree: Completion of Academic Minor

Duration: 1.5 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
School of Art
DAAP Student Affairs
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on the relative strength of test scores, class rank and GPA. Please see the Freshman Class Profile for this major in the Quick Facts sidebar on this page for the range of academic credentials typically accepted into this program. Portfolio is not a component of the admission application.

Freshman applicants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.

Freshmen applying to this program should also have completed the following college-preparatory subjects:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 3 units of science
  • 5 units of electives*

*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.

Application Deadlines

To apply, students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.


Major Map Versions:
Minor in Fine Arts, 2019


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


All degree programs in the School of Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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