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embrace your sisu
November 16, 2020

Embrace Your Sisu: A new kind of competition designed for 2020

Finlandia University is excited to announce a new kind of scholarship competition designed to help students and the community find a moment of calm among the chaos of 2020. The Embrace Your Sisu Competition embraces the idea of art therapy to channel one of the three key tenets of sisu: calm. 

The competition, open to any age, consists of a lion poster that participants can download or request a hard copy of and color it in using any medium [...]

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 [...]

August 21, 2020

Detroit Institute of Art in Hancock Walk

Join International School of Art & Design Dean, Denise Vandeville, on an art walk through the city of Hancock. Walks will commence at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. at Old Main on Quincy Street. Students can sign up for the walk here.

August 21, 2020

Detroit Institute of Art in Hancock Walk

Join International School of Art & Design Dean, Denise Vandeville, on an art walk through the city of Hancock. Walks will commence at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. at Old Main on Quincy Street. Students can sign up for the walk here.

August 21, 2020

Detroit Institute of Art in Hancock Walk

Join International School of Art & Design Dean, Denise Vandeville, on an art walk through the city of Hancock. Walks will commence at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. at Old Main on Quincy Street. Students can sign up for the walk here.

Art & Design
April 24, 2020

International School of Art and Design Addresses Online Learning

On this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays host, Anastazia Hartman is joined by the Dean of the International School of Art and Design, Denise Vandeville, to discuss how online learning is effecting students in the Art & Design programs.

“Two-thirds of our courses are studio-based, so that was one of the first things we needed to address,” said Vandeville. “We also have classes that are lecture-based classes, those were much easier to move to the online environment. As [...]

February 7, 2019

Faculty Exhibit opening reception is February 21

Tom Adolphs, “Untitled 2 from In Between series”, Digital Drawing/Painting, 2018

Finlandia University’s International School of Art and Design will present a faculty exhibit at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) from February 21 to March 18, 2019.

Dylan Evans Weiler, “they’re too young to even understand what’s on your mind”, Oil on linen on Panel, 2017

An opening reception for the artists will take place [...]

January 7, 2019

Finlandia University announces Beihai University of Art & Design as first sister school in Asia

Finlandia University is proud to announce further growth to an already fruitful relationship with Beihai College of Arts and Design in Beihai China.

“It began with a phone call,” said Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design. “A professor from Beihai was interested in coming to Finlandia, we showed him our studios and our culture.”

Over the last year Beihai and Finlandia faculty have met three times. Twice in China and that one visit in the [...]

December 17, 2018

Two Finlandia University faculty awarded Chinese Visiting Professorships

During a recent trip to Beihai College of Art and Design in China, Denise Vandeville, Dean of the International School of Art & Design, and Dr. Richard Gee, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, were offered an incredible opportunity to become a part of the college’s faculty by way of a visiting professorship.

“This recognition is one more positive expression of the maturing relationship between Beihai and Finlandia,” said Philip Johnson, President of Finlandia University. “Dr. [...]

July 20, 2018

Gini Brewer joins International School of Art & Design with a twist

Finlandia is thrilled to add alumna, Gini Brewer, in a unique role for both the International School of Art & Design and Admissions team. With her title as ISAD coordinator, Brewer will be bringing together a dedication both to art and student success.

“Gini will be a great addition to our team,” said Collin Saint-Onge, Director of Admissions. “Her expertise and passion for art & design are attributes that she will use to provide our future Finlandia Lions with [...]

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