Academic Programs

The Department of Art and Design is committed to providing a sound visual arts education within the broader context of liberal arts learning. We strive to provide the best art and design programs in the Midwest and across the country through the following programs:

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. Learn more >  Visit the online catalog >

The Bachelor of Arts in visual arts is a flexible, broad liberal arts program with supportive studies from all areas of visual arts. Learn more > Visit the online catalog >

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. Learn more >  Visit the online catalog >

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. Learn more >  Visit the online catalog >

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design prepares the student to channel knowledge and creativity toward inventive and effective design solutions. Learn more >  Visit the online catalog >

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography teaches technical skills while furthering the development of aesthetic understanding of the transformative effects of photography. Learn more >  Visit the online catalog >

All students, after their first year of foundation-level coursework, undergo a review of scholarship that supports their advancement in technical and conceptual skills and in reasoning and acquisition of knowledge. Coursework in the second and third years builds depth of experience, integration of knowledge and professional development. All students, in their Senior Capstone courses, create visual portfolios they can present to potential employers or to graduate programs for advanced study.

Undergraduate Majors

Minors

The department also offers minors in each of these areas and we collaborate with the School of Engineering's Integrated Arts and Technology minor.

Undergraduate Minors

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Department of Art and Design

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

937-229-3237