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Art and Design

Make a difference in the classroom.

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.

  • Licensure

    Pre-K to 12 multi-licensure awarded at graduation

  • 95%

    of our students have jobs at graduation


    accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

A High-Quality Education

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


Visit Campus

Interested in learning more about art education? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-3237. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

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.

Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


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