Arts Education at Ohio Dominican University is a highly individualized, student-centered program that embraces the Dominican tradition of art as a form of social justice and responsibility. The program teaches its students the habits of collaboration, critical thinking, reflection, and the historical concept that art is one of the truest reflections of culture and society.
Arts Education majors will study Art, as well as Education. In doing so, they will be provided with an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience. Students have many unique opportunities for hands-on work, including working in ODU's own Wehrle Gallery and teaching art workshops for The Charles School, a public charter high school near the ODU campus. Our program is personalized to the career path and aspirations of each student, and places students in a variety of community settings to work on special projects, such as the Ohio Historical Society and the Columbus Museum of Art.
Over the last three years, 100 percent of our graduates have found permanent teaching positions within six months of graduation. Every single one of our students participate in some form of internship or pre-service working/learning and engages in real world pedagogical "labs" at The Charles School.
Dr. Janette Knowles presents regularly on travel pedagogy, and Art and Ecology at national conferences. She has worked at the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art, the UNESCO World Heritage site and the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium.
Professor Jessica Larva is a founder and principal for the Fuse Factory Collective, which looks at the use of technology in artistic practice. She came to ODU from the studio of MacArthur-award winning artist, Ann Hamilton.