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October 21, 2020

ISAD program undergoing changes for Fall 2021

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will be undergoing program changes beginning in the Fall 2021. 

Beginning fall 2021, FinnU will no longer accept new students into the Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia, and Ceramic Design bachelor degree programs. These programs are not completely closed, but enrollment interest over the years has waned and ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville says the programs will be suspended until enrollment interest grows and the school can sustain its re-emergence. The programs will [...]

October 19, 2020

ISAD 2020 BFA Diploma Works Virtual Reception Set for Oct. 22

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will hold a Zoom celebration in honor of our 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma Works graduates. Annah Smiddy (Graphic Design), Chelsea LaPalme (Art Therapy), Denia Bent (Graphic Design), Mindy Aho (Intermedia) and Shannon Chouinard (Graphic Design) faced many challenges as they completed their culminating artwork for graduation during the global pandemic. Rising to the unique challenges of this time, the seniors uprooted their studios, [...]

School of Art & Design

PURPOSE      

Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design 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 an international community and provides foundations in entrepreneurship, sustainability, and business practices in art and design.

LEARNING OUTCOMES Communication: Communicate of the Elements & Principles of Design within the selected medium. Analytical and Critical Thinking/Creative Insight: Integrate knowledge of basic business [...]

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September 3, 2020

Calumet grad, Lia Tervo, named 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient

Calumet graduate, Lia Tervo has been selected as the 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient by Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design. The Brule Scholarship, funded by Dave and Elsa Brule, is a $20,000 competitive art scholarship for new students. Tervo plans to major in Graphic Design, which she hopes will lead to a flexible work-from-home career that will allow her to travel.

“My biggest goal in life is to travel the world someday so if I have a  [...]

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August 17, 2020

Finlandia Prepares for Fall 2020

Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community. 

“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett.  “Because of our size, we have [...]

August 6, 2020

Learn all about Fall 2020 with FinnU’s New Fall 2020 Web Pages

Finlandia is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.

“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]

March 17, 2020

Finlandia University Coronavirus Response Update March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Finlandia continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and respond to announcements and information from local, state and federal agencies. The most recent update from the Governor’s Office can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/.

Personal Care and Notification

All higher risk faculty and staff are encouraged to seek potential arrangements to work remotely. This request can be made to your individual supervisor and the Office of Human Resources at (906) 487-7339 or alyson.delandsheer@finlandia.edu. Human Resources has created [...]

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March 12, 2020

Finlandia University Coronavirus Response President’s Update March 12, 2020

Please see the message from President Philip Johnson below regarding recent updates on Finlandia’s Coronavirus Action Plan.

Finlandia Community,

The spread of COVID-19 is a serious concern for all of us. Earlier communication with the campus has provided information for how we, together, can do our part to limit its impact on our campus and in our community. Even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continue to advise that the probability of serious illness remains low for most people, we need [...]

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February 21, 2020

Distributing Design in the Lone Star State with Graphic Design Alumna Marina Dalton (’19)

Class of 2019 alumna Marina Dalton has been hard at work heading the design department at Great Plains Distributors, located in Lubbock, Texas. A San Francisco native, Dalton studied graphic design during her time at FinnU. She was a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball court; in her senior season, Dalton led the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks and is among the top five in school history for kills and [...]

Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs
February 21, 2020

Graphic Design with Tom Adolphs

At FinnU a degree in graphic design is becoming more and more popular. On this episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers is joined by graphic design professor, Tom Adolphs. The pair talk about the graphic design program, the updated graphics lab, scholarships and more.

“I like to think that they enjoy the atmosphere we’ve built, we have done a lot of renovation in the last three years with the graphic design space,” said Adolphs. “I try to [...]

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