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ODU's Art program educatess students on a conceptual and technical basis through a foundations curriculum, which allows them to choose an area of emphasis in Art, Art Education or Design.
Degrees offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Minor in Art
  • Minor in Art History
See also: ODU's Art program demonstrates the relevance of art to society at large, and to the individual student through personal intellectual discovery and empowerment. 

The foundation sequence exposes students to a wide variety of studio experiences and art historical concepts regarding the role of art in society from the Paleolithic Age to today. Upper division courses allow for experimentation in a variety of media and the development of a personal artistic style which reflects both aesthetic and intellectual development.

Courses revolve around the goals of aesthetic and technical development, artistic exploration and mastery, interdisciplinarity, and the historical concept that art is one of the truest reflections of culture and society.

As a liberal arts institution, Ohio Dominican educates the whole person. In doing so, students learn to create systems for effective visual communication in a variety of media that are informed by a well-rounded education and a profound sense of social responsibility integral to ODU’s Catholic and Dominican heritage.
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for Art Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ART 203
    MTH 121
    Required elective
    ART 101 PHL
    HST Social/Behavioral Science
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ART 279A THL
    ART 262 ART 151
    ART 150 Foreign Language 111
    DSN 112 Elective
    Foreign Language 110
    Elective
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 Required Elective
    ART 325
    Required Elective
    Required Elective
    Natural Science
    THL Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ART 479 ART 498
    Required Elective
    Social/Behavioral Science
    LIT
    Elective
    PHL 320
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Required Electives

    Choose 15 credits from the following:
    • ART 116, ART 140, ART 156, ART 210, ART 215, ART 220, ART 270, ART 312, ART 320, ART 348H, ART 485, DSN 207
    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B.A. in Art
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in addition to the major requirements listed below.
    Courses Credits
    ART 101 Academic Drawing 3*
    ART 150 History of Western Art I 3*
    ART 151 History of Western Art II 3*
    ART 203 Observational Drawing 3*
    ART 262 Color Theory & Production 3*
    ART 325 Contemporary Art 3*
    ART 479 CORE: The Role of the Artist in Contemporary Society 3*
    ART 498 Senior Exhibition 3*
    DSN 112 Foundations in Design 3*
    Select fifteen credits from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ART 116 Introduction to Photography 3
    ART 140 Introduction to Painting 3
    ART 156 Ceramics 3
    ART 210 Botanical Illustration 3
    ART 215 Introduction to Textiles 3
    ART 220 Introduction to Book Arts 3
    ART 270 History of Women in Art 3
    ART 312 Green Art 3
    ART 320 Materials Exploration 3
    ART 348H Modernism in its Time 3
    ART 379E Justice, Art, Politics 3
    ART 485 Specific Topics in Art 3
    DSN 207 Design I: Layout 3
    Suggested Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    ART 279A CORE: Art and the Global Community 3
    PHL 320 Philosophy of Art 3
    Total Credits Required 42

     *Used to calculate the Major GPA
  • Minor in Art
    Select fifteen credits from the following:

    Courses Credits
    ART 101 Academic Drawing 3
    ART 116 Introduction to Photography 3
    ART 140 Introduction to Painting 3
    ART 150 History of Western Art I 3
    ART 151 History of Western Art II 3
    ART 156 Ceramics 3
    ART 203 Observational Drawing 3
    ART 210 Botanical Illustration 3
    ART 215 Introduction to Textiles 3
    ART 220 Introduction to Book Arts 3
    ART 270 History of Women in Art 3
    ART 312 Green Art 3
    ART 320 Materials Exploration 3
    DSN 112 Foundations in Design 3
    DSN 207 Design I: Layout 3
    Total Credits Required 15
  • Minor in Art History
    Course Credits
    ART 150 History of Western Art I 3
    ART 151 History of Western Art II 3
    Select 3 courses (nine credits) from the following:

    Course Credits
    ART 140 Introduction to Painting 3
    ART 210 Botanical Illustration 3
    ART 220 Introduction to Book Arts 3
    ART 270 History of Women in Art 3
    ART 279A CORE: Art & the Global Community 3
    ART 279C CORE: American Political Thought: Nature & the Common Good 3
    ART 320 Materials Exploration 3
    ART 325 Contemporary Art 3
    ART 348H Modernism in its Time 3
    ART 379E Justice, Art, Politics 3
    Total Credits Required 15
    Suggested Correlative

    Course Credits
    PHL 320 Philosophy of Art 3