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ISAD program undergoing changes for Fall 2021

October 21, 2020

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 still be available as minors, so incoming students will have the option to major in another degree and minor in Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia or Ceramic Design.

This change will not affect current students at Finlandia. For students currently in the process of completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia or Ceramic Design, they will continue to receive the courses needed to complete their degree as planned. 

“ISAD is always looking to the future of art education, and with the future comes change,” said Vandeville. “We will continue to offer introductory courses in fiber, clay, and traditional studio arts, and continue to use the studios to benefit the campus and community.”

While ISAD steps back from these programs, Vandeville is excited about growing other programs that have seen a boom in enrollment in recent years, including Graphic Design and Art Therapy

“With this change, we can also allow for growth into new markets such as Entertainment Design,” said Vandeville. 

Learn more about Finlandia’s Graphic Design and Art Therapy programs. For further questions, please contact Denise Vandeville at denise.vandevill@finlandia.edu

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