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Art and Design

Develop an informed and engaged vision and practice.

Students gain technical and conceptual skills in the field of photography, with opportunities to collaborate across a wide range of fields and disciplines within the art world and beyond.

  • 100%

    of students produce a graduating portfolio

  • 100%

    of students take advantage of internships or experiential learning opportunities that offer hands-on experience in a number of photo-related fields


    accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

High-Quality Education

State of the Art Photography Studio Innovative Curriculum Senior Photography Exhibition

Photography students learn how to use the latest lighting and camera technologies while working on individual and collaborative projects related to art, fashion, portraiture, product photography and community-based projects.

Photography majors collaborate with students from a variety of other majors to investigate issues related to food justice, sustainability, community organizing and human rights. We focus on developing our skills as artists and photographers through local action and global reflection.

Our seniors produce a cohesive, research-driven body of photo-based work that is shared with the greater Dayton public at a local gallery. Students also gain experience in curating, producing and even selling their own art work.


Visit Campus

Interested in learning more about photography? 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

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.

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