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Fine Arts

A professional degree program.

A fine arts degree provides an intensive, professional exploration of fine art media. Students develop a portfolio and career plan through an emphasis in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture.


of all majors complete an intensive three semesters of foundation courses


of students complete visual portfolios for graduation


accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

  • Horvath Student Juried Exhibition
  • Professional Experience
  • Annual New York City Trip
  • Every March we take the opportunity to recognize outstanding student achievement. Professional artists are invited to jury the show and select awardees.

    Fine art students are invited to share their work outside of the University and across the Dayton community through the department's Index Gallery, student run pop-up exhibitions and the annual regional student exhibition at The Contemporary Dayton.

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    Every year students travel to New York City to visit galleries and museums and explore the work of professional artists.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Dean's Summer Fellowship

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.

    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