Teaching Philosophy


Dr. Dawn Ward


I believe in a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching the arts, striving to present the historical, political, socio-economic, psychological and philosophical framework for my art and design projects. Whether it is a comparative paper on Renaissance artists or a sustainable package design, I believe that this living framework provides maximum immersion in the subject and helps illuminate the function and aesthetics of the world around them.


I am very passionate about arts education and believe that as in most experiences in life; we remember those we were most involved in. I approach my classroom the same way; creating an open forum for aesthetic inquiry that offers the student the potential to interact with the technology, challenge their skills and expand their creative promise.

© Dawn M Ward 2016