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Art Education

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Students receive a professional art degree and teacher licensure upon graduation. Licensure is transferable to other states and unlike other art education programs, UD students start working with young people right away.


Pre-K to 12 multi-licensure awarded at graduation


of our students have jobs at graduation


accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

A High-Quality Education

  • Personal Attention and Small Classes
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Art Educator: Maker, Teacher, Researcher
  • Our students are taught by faculty members who are committed to offering individualized instruction, academic advising and professional mentoring.

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    Art education can extend well beyond the classroom for students who may have an interest in teaching at a museum or working at a gallery. We work to provide opportunities to explore the fullness of the field. Therefore, each student pursuing the BFA is encouraged to engage in an internship or museum-based education setting.

    Art education students pursue a capstone research project tied to arts-based research in their senior year thus aligning the various roles they will engage in as professionals. These research investigations are shared at the Stander Symposium. Many of the students have co-published and/or co-presented their research findings with our faculty

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Experiential Learning in a Global Art Context

    Each summer our students can travel to, live and work in art education settings at our Marianist schools in Santiago, Chile, and for the nonprofit Determined to Develop in Malawi, Africa.

    Celebration of the Arts

    The Celebration of the Arts is held each spring in conjunction with the annual Stander Symposium.


    Department of Art and Design

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


    student-to-faculty ratio for art and design majors