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Welcome to the Department of Visual ArtsThe Department of Visual Arts provides quality education in the areas of art education, art history, fine art studio, graphic design, photography, and visual arts. The department cultivates high standards for creativity, craft, conceptual understanding, critical analysis, historical scholarship, and pedagogy. Central to these pursuits are the artistic practice and scholarly research of faculty, the dedication of support staff to the department's educational objectives, and engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship. The Department of Visual Arts is a thriving learning community grounded in the Marianist tradition of educating the whole person. It is fully integrated with the College and the University and contributes significantly to our institutional commitment to excellence.
The Department of Visual Arts is committed to providing a sound visual arts education within the broader context of liberal arts learning.
The Bachelor of Art in art history provides familiarity with Western and non-Western traditions. Students learn to appreciate the role of visual arts in our lives.
The Bachelor of Arts in visual arts is a flexible, broad liberal arts program with supportive studies from all areas of visual arts.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education offers theoretical knowledge and direct experience in the studio arts, crafts, photography, graphic design and art history.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in fine arts demands a commitment to creating images that identify and critique society, working toward the preservation and advancement of culture.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design prepares the student to channel knowledge and creativity toward inventive and effective design solutions.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography teaches technical skills while furthering the development of aesthetic understanding of the transformative effects of photography.
The department also offers minors in each of the areas above and we collaborate with other departments across the University for two interdisciplinary minors: the College's Arts Administration minor and the School of Engineering's Integrated Arts and Technology minor.
Visit the organizations listed at right for information about the wide variety of careers in visual arts.
Opportunities & ActivitiesVisual Arts majors can choose from several curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance the learning experience.
Research & ScholarshipThe research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure that our students are educated in a vibrant and engaged environment.
Faculty & StaffThe faculty and staff of the Department of Visual Arts invite you to meet us and find out what we have to offer.
Gallery 249, as part of the educational mission of the Department of Visual Arts, serves to highlight the work of students, faculty, and invited professional artists. Through the display of their art we challenge our students and other viewers to not only appreciate the visual aspects of the work but also to address the conceptual ideas presented and to strive to understand the contexts in which they appear.
This retrospective exhibit of visionary works by internationally recognized film and video artist Jud Yalkut is curated by Jeanne Philipp. This exhibition will span three University of Dayton venues: Gallery 249, ArtStreet and the Roesch Library.
- Opening Date for Gallery 249 and ArtStreet: Thursday, January 31, 5 to 7 pm
- Reception/Artist Talk at Gallery 249: Thursday, January 31,
- Film Screenings at ArtStreet: Friday and Saturday, February 22 (9-11 pm) & February 23 (2-4 pm)
- Closing Date: Thursday, March 7
- Panel Discussion: March 7, Roesch Library, 5-7 pm
CITIES: Joel Whitaker, Professor, Department of Visual Arts
November 28, 2012–January 23, 2013 at ArtStreet, Studio D Gallery
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 28, 4:30–6:30 pm
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 am–midnight; Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm–midnight. Closed December 15–January 13 for winter break.
"I consider the city and the photographic medium transitional; organic things that are constantly in flux, both physically and intellectually."
SENIOR EXHIBITION II: Work of graduating seniors in fine arts, photography, visual arts and art education
November 29 thru January 17 at Gallery 249
Opening reception: Thursday November 29, from 5:00-7:00 pm
Please contact us for more information about our programs. We look forward to hearing from you.
Department of Visual Arts
University of Dayton
College Park Center, Room 250
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2923