Department of Art + Design

Contact Us

Department Chair

Daniel McDonald
Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227 Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu

Department Contact

227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5190
art-department@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.
Educating an Artistic Youth

Do you have a passion for art and a desire to educate and inspire children? Consider Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Art Education program. It’s one of Ohio’s leading teacher preparation programs, preparing you to be a well-rounded practicing artist with excellent teaching skills.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BFA
Fine-tuning Your Artistic Capabilities

Experience art on a whole new level in Ashland University’s Fine Art program.

The Fine Art program at the College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse program devoted to providing you with a fundamental core of art knowledge and strong technical skills. Choose from five...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BS
Fostering a Visual Business World

Are you looking for a creative career developing visual solutions for clients? Look no further than Ashland University’s Graphic Design Program.

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year
Art Education
Art Education, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Fine Art
Fine Arts, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Fine Arts, B.F.A. Four-Year Guide
Graphic Design
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art
Daniel McDonald
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
419.289.5130 / dmcdona1@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Michael Bird
Michael Bird
Professional Instructor of Digital Art and Graphic Design
236, Center for the Arts
419.289.5153 / mbird2@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Keith Dull, Associate Professor of Art
Keith Dull
Professor of Art
343A, Center for the Arts
419.289.5981 / kdull@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Cynthia Petry
Cynthia Petry
Director, Coburn Art Gallery , Professional Instructor
Gallery, Center for the Arts
419.289.5652 / cpetry@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Priscilla Roggenkamp
Priscilla Roggenkamp
Associate Professor of Art
346A , Center for the Arts
419.289.5194 / proggenk@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Dr. Wendy Schaller
Dr. Wendy Schaller
Associate Professor of Art
233 , Center for the Arts
419.289.5955 / wschalle@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design

Department News

Alumnus Josh Risner- Upcoming Exhibition October 10th

 Ashland University Alumnus Joshua Risner will be showing his recent paintings at the Sandusky Cultural Art Center in Sandusky, Ohio from October 10 - November 14, 2021. Opening reception Sunday, October 10th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Risner will be exhibiting alongside Gary Spinosa and his other-worldly iconic sculptures. Gallery hours 1:00 - 4:00 Sunday through Friday. see more Josh's work here- http://www.joshuaadamart.com/

...Read more

Art + Design- All Majors Meeting this Thursday

AU Art Education major attends summer residency

Ashland University Art Education major Rachel Filichia, attended a two-week traditional painting residency this summer with Joshua Adam Risner at his Rabbit Hill Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Risner is a 2012 Ashland University Art + Design Department graduate and currently serves as the Michigan State Capitol Artist in Residence and State Capitol Master Decorative Painter. Filichia is from the greater Columbus area and is one of the first AU students to benefit from Risner’s residency program. We can’t wait to see how this experience will shape Filicia’s artwork this upcoming year, and how that experience will impact her future classrooms. We are also excited to see how Risner’s residency program will benefit future Ashland University Art + Design majors. Photo credits -Rabbit Hill Studio.




...Read more

Call for AU Art + Design Alumni

 Call for Ashland University Art + Design Alumni- Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2- 30, 2021. The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four years and not exhibited at any previous Coburn Gallery exhibition is eligible. There is no fee for entry. All media will be considered, including installation, design work, and new media. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu. Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. Artwork delivery in Mid-August. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu; phone 419.289.5652.
ENTRY FORM Click here


...Read more

Facilities

  • The Coburn Gallery provides ample exhibition space for nationally-known artists as well as the outstanding work of students and faculty.
  • Our studio facilities are well equipped and well lit so you can do your very best work
  • The ceramic studio includes 16 wheels and two gas-fired kilns.
  • The sculpture studio houses equipment for metal fabrication including MIG welders, oxy-acetylene torches, a plasma cutter and ring rollers. The studio also features a foundry equipped for bronze and aluminum casting and includes a well-equipped wood shop.
  • The painting studio is well lit and well ventilated and equipped with easels and workspace for projects in various sizes.
  • The computer lab includes 15 PC stations, 15 flat-bed scanners, a 42” large format printer with archival ink and an 8’ x 10’ projection system

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Daniel McDonald
Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227 Center for the Arts
419.289.5130
dmcdona1@ashland.edu

Department Contact

227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419.289.5190
art-department@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.Ed.
Educating an Artistic Youth

Do you have a passion for art and a desire to educate and inspire children? Consider Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Art Education program. It’s one of Ohio’s leading teacher preparation programs, preparing you to be a well-rounded practicing artist with excellent teaching skills.

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BFA
Fine-tuning Your Artistic Capabilities

Experience art on a whole new level in Ashland University’s Fine Art program.

The Fine Art program at the College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse program devoted to providing you with a fundamental core of art knowledge and strong technical skills. Choose from five...

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BA, BS
Fostering a Visual Business World

Are you looking for a creative career developing visual solutions for clients? Look no further than Ashland University’s Graphic Design Program.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures & Course Rotations

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year
Art Education
Art Education, B.S. Four-Year Guide
Fine Art
Fine Arts, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Fine Arts, B.F.A. Four-Year Guide
Graphic Design
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.A. Four-Year Guide
Commercial Art - Graphic Design, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Faculty

Faculty

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art
Daniel McDonald
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Department of Art, Associate Professor of Art
227, Center for the Arts
419.289.5130 / dmcdona1@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Michael Bird
Michael Bird
Professional Instructor of Digital Art and Graphic Design
236, Center for the Arts
419.289.5153 / mbird2@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Keith Dull, Associate Professor of Art
Keith Dull
Professor of Art
343A, Center for the Arts
419.289.5981 / kdull@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Cynthia Petry
Cynthia Petry
Director, Coburn Art Gallery , Professional Instructor
Gallery, Center for the Arts
419.289.5652 / cpetry@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Priscilla Roggenkamp
Priscilla Roggenkamp
Associate Professor of Art
346A , Center for the Arts
419.289.5194 / proggenk@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design
Dr. Wendy Schaller
Dr. Wendy Schaller
Associate Professor of Art
233 , Center for the Arts
419.289.5955 / wschalle@ashland.edu
Department of Art + Design

Department News

Department News

Alumnus Josh Risner- Upcoming Exhibition October 10th

 Ashland University Alumnus Joshua Risner will be showing his recent paintings at the Sandusky Cultural Art Center in Sandusky, Ohio from October 10 - November 14, 2021. Opening reception Sunday, October 10th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Risner will be exhibiting alongside Gary Spinosa and his other-worldly iconic sculptures. Gallery hours 1:00 - 4:00 Sunday through Friday. see more Josh's work here- http://www.joshuaadamart.com/

...Read more

Art + Design- All Majors Meeting this Thursday

AU Art Education major attends summer residency

Ashland University Art Education major Rachel Filichia, attended a two-week traditional painting residency this summer with Joshua Adam Risner at his Rabbit Hill Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Risner is a 2012 Ashland University Art + Design Department graduate and currently serves as the Michigan State Capitol Artist in Residence and State Capitol Master Decorative Painter. Filichia is from the greater Columbus area and is one of the first AU students to benefit from Risner’s residency program. We can’t wait to see how this experience will shape Filicia’s artwork this upcoming year, and how that experience will impact her future classrooms. We are also excited to see how Risner’s residency program will benefit future Ashland University Art + Design majors. Photo credits -Rabbit Hill Studio.




...Read more

Call for AU Art + Design Alumni

 Call for Ashland University Art + Design Alumni- Alumni of the Department of Art + Design are invited to submit artwork for an Alumni Exhibition to take place in the Coburn Art Gallery September 2- 30, 2021. The exhibition is open to any graduate of Ashland University’s Art + Design programs. All artwork should be made in the last four years and not exhibited at any previous Coburn Gallery exhibition is eligible. There is no fee for entry. All media will be considered, including installation, design work, and new media. All artworks must be gallery ready and they will be screened by the gallery director. To request entry information, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu. Entry deadline is July 6, 2021 @5pm. Artwork delivery in Mid-August. For more information about this exhibition, contact Cynthia Petry at cpetry@ashland.edu; phone 419.289.5652.
ENTRY FORM Click here


...Read more

Facilities

Facilities

  • The Coburn Gallery provides ample exhibition space for nationally-known artists as well as the outstanding work of students and faculty.
  • Our studio facilities are well equipped and well lit so you can do your very best work
  • The ceramic studio includes 16 wheels and two gas-fired kilns.
  • The sculpture studio houses equipment for metal fabrication including MIG welders, oxy-acetylene torches, a plasma cutter and ring rollers. The studio also features a foundry equipped for bronze and aluminum casting and includes a well-equipped wood shop.
  • The painting studio is well lit and well ventilated and equipped with easels and workspace for projects in various sizes.
  • The computer lab includes 15 PC stations, 15 flat-bed scanners, a 42” large format printer with archival ink and an 8’ x 10’ projection system

Advancing Your Inner Artist

Do you dream of a career in art? Cultivate your creativity in the Art & Design Department at Ashland’s College of Arts and Sciences.

We take a comprehensive, contemporary approach to the art field. You get a liberal arts education under the direction of talented and dedicated art professors who encourage you to stretch your abilities and become the artist or teacher you dream of becoming.

Art & Design Department Differentiators

By enrolling in a program within the Art & Design department, you’ll experience:

  • Studio disciplines that feature dedicated faculty and spaces devoted to art creation
  • Countless opportunities to show your work
  • Access to the works of contemporary artists at Coburn Gallery exhibitions
  • Learning to think critically and creatively solve problems
  • Courses that fully prepare you to pursue graduate studies, should you choose to take your education furthe

Coburn Art Gallery

Coburn Art Gallery

The Coburn Gallery serves as Ashland University's primary resource for the viewing of visual art by the academic community as well as by the general public. These exhibitions form the visual foundation of the educational mission of the Department of Art. The gallery schedule focuses on the work of nationally known contemporary artists as well as Ashland University art faculty and students.

Internships and Scholarships

An internship is required for Commercial Art Majors and is a powerful experience and learning opportunity suggested for all Art Majors.

Below you will find information to help you plan your internship experience.

Internship Learning Contract

  • This learning contract must be completed and signed accordingly before registering for internship credit.
  • This learning contract must be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration BEFORE beginning your internship.
  • Each student will need to have this form approved and signed by: Faculty Internship Advisor, Academic Department Chair, the Student, the Internship Site Supervisor, and a representative of the Career Services Center. (Please bring it to the Career Services Center after collecting all the other signatures.)

Resources and Contacts

Scholarships are available to all students entering an art program at Ashland University for the academic year. Art awards will be juried by department faculty using the student’s portfolio submission. These merit-based scholarship awards will increase the student’s total financial aid package at Ashland University. Please review the Art Scholarship Awards Brochure for full details on the portfolio submission process as well as specific criteria for Fine Art scholarships.

Awards of up to $2,500 per year

This can mean up to $10,000 over four years. Awards are renewed each year the student is enrolled at Ashland and meets the following criteria:

  • Student must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Student must maintain an art major
  • Student must make consistent progress toward building a portfolio of quality work
  • Student must support both the curricular and extracurricular programs of the Department of Art (attendance at gallery receptions and visiting artist lectures/demonstrations, participation in Art Club, etc.)

*NOTE: Scholarship portfolios will be accepted at any time, however, priority will be given to portfolios received before February 15.

Submit Online Portfolios Heregetaccepted.com

Support the Department of Art + Design

Make a donation to this departmentBy donating any amount you're making a big difference in our department's future. To designate your gift to the Department of Art + Design , select “Other” in the "Designated Options" and type the department's name in the associated box.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid