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College of Arts and Sciences

Supporting Departments

The Department of Art and Design provides strong training in the professional degree areas, including the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic Design and Art Education. The department also offers the Bachelor of Arts in Art History and the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. Radial Gallery, as part of the educational mission of the Department of Art and Design, serves to highlight the work of students, faculty, and invited professional artists.

PHONE: 937-229-3237

Formerly known as the Arts Series, the ArtsLIVE Performance Series carries on a tradition that began in 1961, presenting notable artists from around the world on campus—and sharing them with the community. World music, classical innovations and, now, jazz are all a part of what you’ll find on stage this year. 

PHONE: 937-229-2787

Some events require tickets. To purchase tickets, please call or visit our box office or order tickets online.

PHONE: 937-229-3333

The Department of English fosters the understanding of language and literature from rhetorical, creative, critical, historical, comparative and global perspectives. Our BA and MA programs help our graduates become successful in careers such as publishing, law, business, the arts, library and information science, recruitment, journalism, technical writing, government and non-profit work.

PHONE: 937-229-3434

This endowed chair is named for Dr. Thomas C. and Janet M. Graul and it is specifically designed to promote interdisciplinary approaches to the arts and languages with a particular focus on international perspectives.

PHONE: 937-229-3490

The Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT) at ArtStreet is led by a mission to empower a forward-thinking 21st century student with the ability to confidently develop the imaginative and creative skills necessary to excel and impact today’s innovative and global workforce regardless of degree focus. The ArtStreet facility, located in the South Student Neighborhood, features unique spaces including the White Box, Creator Space, ArtStreet Amphitheater and Street Sounds Recording Studio.

PHONE: 937-229-5101

The Department of Music offers degree programs including the Bachelor of Music, with majors in performance, composition, music therapy or music education; and the Bachelor of Arts, with a major in music. The Department of Music, a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, also offers a wide variety of free concerts throughout the year.

PHONE: 937-229-3936

The Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program provides four theoretical and practical concentrations: acting, performance, technology, dance and applied theatre - all informed by a Marianist tradition of community engagement and social justice. With co-curricular, interdisciplinary, and experiential learning at the heart of the curriculum, performers and technicians learn by doing, serving and creating. They develop their character, find their light and lead.

PHONE: 937-229-3950

The University Libraries host a number of arts exhibits and events each year; galleries are located on the 1st and 7th floors of Roesch Library. University of Dayton's Marian Library, located on the 7th floor of Roesch Library, is a globally recognized center for the study of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and holds the world's largest collection of printed materials and artifacts devoted to her, as well as nearly 3,000 Nativity sets and Marian art from around the world. 

PHONE: 937-229-4094