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ODU's Art graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in art, continuing on with graduate school or pursuing their craft by opening their own studio.
Students who complete Ohio Dominican's Art program will:
  • Develop an understanding of the power and unique role of art/art making in society.
  • Develop a lifetime appreciation for art as a means of enrichment and learning.
  • Develop an understanding of how art reflects and shapes cultural values and mirrors contemporary social history.
  • Recognize the transference of culture and ideas through resolved artistic practices.
  • Recognize that art making can be a useful tool for learning.
  • Recognize and utilize the foundation skills of art in their own work. Understand the need for continual technical and intellectual growth.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate and think critically about art and art making.
  • Learn to compose, edit and revise using the computer, particularly and PowerPoint, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Identify the importance of digital media in the contemporary art world.
  • Learn how to write formal critiques and research papers of contemporary and historical artwork.
Career opportunities for graduates with an Art degree include:
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Art Centers
  • Art Therapy
  • Education
  • Marketing & Design Firms
  • Museums & Galleries
  • News & Media
Job titles include:
  • Art Directors
  • Cartoonists
  • Commercial Artists
  • Graphic Artists
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Teachers

Chris Conroy, '04

Chris Conroy, owner of Conroy Coatings & Restoration, shares how his ODU education helped prepare him to start his company.