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Art and Design

What can I do with my degree?

Our faculty are dedicated to mentoring students, preparing them for the job market. Students explore a range of vocations within corporate and non-profit organizations and are encouraged to undertake Internships with local arts organizations, design firms and professional groups. 

Alumni enjoy success after college and are employed within the Midwest and across the nation at design firms, photography studios, galleries and academic institutions. Recent alums are now employed within each of the academic disciplines we offer.

What are they doing now?

Krista Bondi '16: In MA program Carnegie Mellon University

Christina Haskell '16: Office manager Rob Roy Country Club

Kelsey Biggar '14: Intervention Assistant at Miami County ESC, Greater Dayton

Courtney Washington ’13: Earning an MA in Art History at Sotheby’s Institute of London in England.

Clayton Kindred ‘13: Works as a Digital Archivist at West Virginia University.

Tracy Flagg, ’10: Earning an MA in Art History at the University of Cincinnati and working as Manager at the university's DAAP Gallery, Cincinnati.

Elise Kelly ’10: Earning an advanced degree in Public History at Wright State University, Dayton.

Anna Thacker Gehan ’09: Works for Creative Productions at MetTel in New York City.

Meg Fister ’09: Serves as Artistic Manager, Actor’s Theater of Louisville.

Johnnie Kling ’09: Works as a PR and Communications Specialist at Dayton Society of Natural History, Dayton.

Jaime Aydt ’08: Employed as a representative at the US Art Company in St. Louis.

Vanessa Gareis ’08: Works as a Visual Merchandiser at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Deven N. Deans ‘12: Teaches art in Florida.

Erin Gottron ‘12: Teaches art at St. Albert School in Kettering, Ohio.

Matt Szozda ‘11: Teaches art at Centerville City Schools, Centerville, Ohio.

Meaghan Crowley: Teaches art in Denver and was recently awarded the Charles Redd Center K-12 Teaching Western History Award for innovative lesson planning and teaching of lessons related to the American West. Meaghan presented her award-winning lesson plans at the Western History Association conference held in Denver.

Courtney Hoelscher '16: Gallery Assistant at Simone DeSousa Gallery

Allison Parrish '16: Studio Monitor at University of Dayton, and Gallery Assistant at Color of Energy Gallery

Jill Pajka ’13: Marketing Content Manager, Marketing and Creative Services at the University of Dayton.

Brandon Lowery ’11: Earning an MFA at The University of Miami and is exhibiting widely, including at the Third Shift Artisan Hours Juried Exhibition.

RC Wonderly ’06: Earns a living in Las Vegas NE as an artist who is exhibiting his work widely, including at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Rachel Dennis ’05: Founder and director of letterpress shop "OK Lovely" in Tulsa, Okla.

Lyndsey Baldwin ’05: Operations Coordinator at Rose & June Press in Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.

Chris Hoeting ’02: adjunct professor and Visual Arts Director at The Requiem Project, Emory University in Atlanta.

Mary Miller '16: Graphic Designer at The Plaid Agency

Emma Froelich '16; Graphic Design St. Paul’s Outreach

Alexander Bond '16: Graphic Designer at Fifty West Brewing Company

Amalia Emma '16: Graphic Design at Felice & Whitney

Erin Fox '16: Graphic Designer at SCOUT (Bungalow LLC)

Megan Gannon '16: Junior Designer at Marcus Thomas LLC

Claire Garvin '16 Associate Designer at Euromonitor International

Jacob Hansen '16: Graphic Designer at 2Fish Co, LLC

Alexa Indriolo '16: Graphic Design intern at Contrast High

Kelsey Mills '16: Graphic Designer at Crossroads Church

Natalie Murawski '16: Graphic Designer at Matrix Partners

Katherine Owens '16: Graphic Design works at Abelson Taylor

Bonnie Steensen '16 Graphic Designer at Western & Southern Financial Group

Brigid Campbell ’15: Works as a designer at Campbell Design.

Veronica Collins ’15: Employed as designer at Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati.

Christina Disco ’15: Is a graphic designer at Colibrium.

Emily Downey ’15: Employed as a designer at Creative/Interactive Services Associate at Brokaw Inc.

Savannah Heekin '15: Works as a designer at Intrinzic.

Alexa Hines ’15: Works as graphic designer at King Retail Solutions.

Lori (Claricoates) Lundy: Is an interaction designer at Crown Equipment Corporation.

Jordan Manke ’15: Is a junior interactive designer at Struck.

Marissa Mueller ’15: Employed as a marketing and communications assistant at The Walsh Group - Walsh Construction & Archer Western.

Meghan Ostermueller ’15: Is a designer at Meghan Ostermueller Design.

Hannah Overman '15: Works as a designer for Forty Nine Degrees.

Anne Sventy ’15:  Works as a digital graphic designer at Measured Marketing, Inc.

Danielle Weigand ’15: Is a graphic designer at Ibel Agency, and CEOs for Cities.

Eric Welshenbaugh ’15: Employed as the executive producer of multimedia design at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Emily Whitacre ’15: Is a graphic designer at Victoria's Secret.

Katarina Adintita '14: Is a Creative Executive at NET MEDIATAMA TELEVISI.

Lauren Banfield '14: Works as a designer at Tactic.

Theresa Behrens ’14: Employed at Miles Design Firm, Indianapolis.

Clarissa Bock ’14: Works as a junior designer at Four Winds Creative, Pittsburgh.

Katarina Carabin ‘14: Works for the Micro Center.

Theresa Behrens Goodall '14: Is a designer at Element 3.

Lauryn London '14: Works as a creative and account manager for EDE Corporation.

Kaitlin Meme ’14: Works for Roundtable Online Learning, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Christina Gross ‘13: Works as a designer at Midtown Athletic Clubs, Chicago.

Jaimie Kasper ‘13: Employed as a designer at Equator Design, Chicago.

Karli Tomaselli '13: Is a designer at Equator Design, Chicago.

Caitlin Douglas ‘12: Works as a digital art director at Geometry Global, Akron, Ohio.

Connor Fleming ‘12: Works as a Graphic Designer at Ogilvey & Mather, Chicago.

Lisa Lorek ‘12: Is an art director at Global Prairie, Cleveland OH. Lisa's work was recently showcased on

Kasi Turpin ’12: Employed as a designer at Equator Design, Chicago.

Collin Arnold ‘11: Serves as a Design Director at Phil & Co., New York City.

Elaine English ’10: Works as a Designer at Victoria's Secret, Columbus.

Danny Harms ‘10: Is the Coordinator of Design Services & Multimedia at Chicago White Sox, Chicago.

Katie (Hill) Orlowski ‘10: Works as a Graphic Designer at Butler University, Indianapolis.

Michelle Stawicki ‘10: Works for Design Impact, Cincinnati.

Flannery Cohill '16: Service at Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Allison Vassanelli '16: Customer Service Representative at David's Bridal

Krista Walker ’14: Is a Graphic Designer at Bull’s Eye Photography.

Annie Gerker ’12: Works as a Project Coordinator, Staged Installations, Inner Workings in New York City.

Christine Zuercher ‘11: Earning an MFA in Fine Arts at East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

Julie Jones ‘05: Earned an MFA at Columbia College (2012) and is the Graphic Design and Photography Media Facilities Coordinator at the University of Dayton Department of Art and Design.

Ryan Feeney ‘05: Earned an MFA in Studio Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, works as an artist in residence for Urban Outfitters Corp and maintains his own arts practice.

Michel Leroy ‘94: Runs an independent photography studio/business in New York City.

Emma Stiver '16: Camera Operator at Video Grayphics Inc in Loveland, Ohio.

Mary Kate Kesic '15: Sales Consultant at dotloop in Cincinnati.

Kyle Bellmay '14: Web Designer at Webedia Entertainment in the Greater New York City.

Caroline Thomas '13: Transaction Manager at Investment Services at Colliers International in Indianapolis.

Stephanie Lefeld '13: Working in the Photo Lab at the University of Cincinnati.

B.F.A. in Art Education

Our graduates are set to teach with theoretical knowledge and direct experience.

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B.A. in Art History

Our graduates embrace an appreciation of the role visual arts plays in our lives.

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B.F.A. in Fine Arts

Our graduates are committed to creating images that identify and critique society.

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B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Our graduates are well prepared to channel their knowledge and creativity.

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B.F.A. in Photography

Our majors graduate with technical skills and a strong aesthetic understanding.

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B.A. in Visual Arts

With a degree in visual arts, our graduates are flexible in their career goals.

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Department of Art and Design

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2923