• Professor Dave Ryan

    Dave Ryan

    Assistant Professor, Digital Media Arts


    Dave Ryan is an assistant professor of digital media arts in Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts. He has an extensive background in teaching and in using film and new digital media as art. He has received grants from prestigious organizations such as the McKnight Fellowship, Bush Foundation Fellowship and MacDowell Art Colony Fellowship and his work has been featured at numerous exhibitions including “The American Century” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Video Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Locarno Video Art Festival in Switzerland. Ryan holds a BA in communications and theatre arts from Taylor University and an MFA in film from Ohio University.

    Teaching Style

    Students taking a class with Professor Ryan will learn how to combine the conceptual foundations of digital media art with hands-on technical training. They will also learn how to adapt to change in the professional world.

    "I want students to think about how they can stay alive as a maker. To do that, it's important for them to learn both in and out of the classroom, and to see what’s out there commercially as well as in digital media as art. Most of all, I want them to feed their creative spirit."

    -Dave Ryan