The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is held each semester as the capstone project for students in that program. Students must develop cohesive concepts through in-depth research with the show as a formal presentation of the results of their intense study into art forms.

The Exhibition of the Academic Review is an annual art show held early in the spring semester that highlights the talent of sophomore art majors. It is required of every student wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at USAO.

The Nesbitt Gallery is located on the first floor of Davis Hall and hosts frequent exhibitions by leading contemporary artists, students  completing their BFA degree, as well as the university's permanent collection.