Academic Initiatives

What is Art?

With immersion programs for first-year students of all majors, a common academic program (CAP) and special programming in celebration of the arts, the University of Dayton and the Department of Art and Design encourage

Strong student involvement and high visibility in the arts helps to ensure successful and well-rounded graduates. The videos below describe the student experience with:

  • What is Art? See how our students explain what art means to them.
  • The Art Immersion Experience. This program for first-year students exposes students of all majors to fine and performing arts.
  • The Common Academic Program (CAP). Department of Art and Design CAP courses feature an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to learning and creative research.

Arts Immersion Experience

Art and the Common Academic Program (CAP)

CAP: Design-Science Synthesis

CAP: Integrating Visual Culture

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Department of Art and Design

Fitz Hall 250 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2923

937-229-3237