Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design (ISAD) balances experiences in critical thinking and creative insight with a strong foundation in liberal studies. We emphasize the convergence of technical skill and conceptual innovation.
The program prepares graduates for emerging opportunities in both professional practice and graduate studies, by providing foundations in entrepreneurship, sustainability, and business practices in art and design.
LEARNING OUTCOMES – ISAD
- Communication: Communicate of the Elements & Principles of Design within selected medium.
- Analytical and Critical Thinking/Creative Insight: Integrate knowledge of basic business practices as they relate to entrepreneurial ventures, exhibition opportunities, and professional presentation & portfolio development.
- Analytical and Critical Thinking/Global Perspective: Resource the relevance of history, theory, and criticism, using perspectives and scholarship drawn from the students’ major field and at least one other field.
- Personal Perspective/Global Perspective: Measure decisions involving social, environmental, and ethical issues concerning the production and consumption of Art & Design.
- Creative Insight: Assess the possibilities and limitations of materials and processes, including the potential and current uses of existing and developing materials, technologies, and production methods.
- Personal Perspective: Support an attitude of curiosity, determination, and reflection that will persist beyond graduation.
Below is information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Employment of arts and design occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations, adding about 33,700 new jobs. More workers will be needed to meet the growing demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones, as well as to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms. Other arts and design workers are employed in industries that are projected to decline, however, including publishing, manufacturing, and floral shops.
The median annual wage for arts and design occupations was $45,250 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Learn more about the career out look for art and design occupations at bls.gov.
International School of art and design News
News and Notes from Finlandia's Art and Design school
- March 22
Dollar Bay Art Students Visit Jutila Center’s Art Studios
Faculty from Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) welcomed high school students from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School to campus this week. The students toured the beautiful art facilities located in the bottom two floors of the Jutila Center with ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville, met many other faculty members and then worked on a project in the Fiber and Fashion Design studio with Professor of Fiber and Fashion Design Phyllis Fredendall.
- March 18
Student Juried Exhibit and Fashion Show is March 28
A juried exhibit of artwork by students in the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design (ISAD) is featured at the Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, from March 28 through April 23, 2019.
A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A student and alumni fashion show will begin at 7:20 p.m., followed by a presentation of awards for artistic excellence. The reception is free and open to [...]
- February 19
Three Finlandia Fiber & Fashion Design students receive Kuhlman Foundation grant
Each year Fiber & Fashion Design students have the opportunity to apply for the Barbara L. Kuhlman Foundation grant, and this year three Finlandia University students were grant winners. Gina Geliche, Jessica Shields and Hannah Smith are all Fiber & Fashion Design majors in FinnU’s International School of Art & Design.
“Being a fiber student means that I get to mix tradition with technology,” said Geliche, a senior. “I spend time with computer interface looms, digital [...]
- March 18