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
- April 26
Previewing Diploma Works with Senior Miranda Conroy
Finlandia Fridays was visited this week by senior intermedia student, Miranda Conroy. Hailing from Ishpeming, Conroy will have her final undergraduate work featured with the rest of the graduating art students in this year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works exhibition. The exhibition will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center.
The Diploma Works exhibition is the final event before graduation for the senior art students. The show features [...]
- April 25
Chassell High School Visits Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design
In the last year, the International School of Art & Design has welcomed local high schools to visit, tour and experience all that the school has to offer.
Students are brought to the campus and get their hands on one of the disciplines within the school of art & design. Previous students have made prints in the fiber studio and Chassell students had the opportunity to test out their hands at making coil pots in the ceramics studio [...]
- April 25
International School of Art & Design 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: May 4 to May 29, 2019 Reception: Saturday, May 4th, 7:00 p.m.
Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works Exhibition is featured from May 4 to May 29, 2019, at the Finlandia University Gallery. The Finlandia University Gallery is located in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.
A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery Saturday, May 4, from 7:00 to 8:30 [...]