The Atrium Gallery hosts multiple professional and student exhibitions of contemporary art each semester.
The 3D studios provide students with an efficient, safe, and well equipped art-making environment.
The fourth floor offers spacious 2D work spaces for painting, drawing, watercolor and printmaking.
Design studios on the third floor are a combination of 2D work spaces and computer graphics stations, simulating a professional work place.
School of Art students in computer graphics classes work on well equipped stations that support a wide range of applications.
The Bronze Foundry is a key feature in the first floor studios for advanced 3D students.
Figure drawing studios are supported by a well-staffed models program and highly customizable lighting rigs.
The Small Metals and Jewelry labs support traditional jewelry-making processes as well as 3D printing.
Tour Our Facilities
The art-making facilities at Ball State University are among the best in the nation. Take a 3D tour of our facilities.
Built in 2001, the Art and Journalism Building (AJ) provides more than 57,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classroom and studio space for the School of Art. AJ is now a major focal point of campus life at Ball State. The building's first floor includes an impressive dining and food court area with beautiful natural lighting, the main university bookstore (run by Barnes & Noble), and the School of Art's Atrium Gallery, a high-profile space for students, faculty, and visiting artists to display their work.
The three-dimensional studios (ceramics, metals, sculpture, wood-working) are located on the first floor in an efficient, industrial space. This provides ground-floor access for heavy objects, bronze and aluminum casting, large-scale fabrication, and an adjacent outdoor working space for sculpture and ceramics. The glass program is located across campus in the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.
Art education classrooms, photography studios, art history classrooms, a visual resources center, computer labs and animation studios are located on the second floor and are grouped with faculty offices.
Visual communication studios, classrooms, offices as well as electronic art and advanced video labs are found on the third floor.
Two-dimensional art studios (printmaking, drawing, painting, 2D foundations) are on the fourth floor to optimize the natural northern light. Faculty offices are grouped directly across from the studio spaces to facilitate collaboration been students and faculty.
Near the Art and Journalism Building is the David Owsley Museum of Art. Built in 1933, it is one of the nation's largest and finest university art museums with a collection of nearly 11,000 works spanning several millennia and the breadth of human civilization worldwide.