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 [...]
Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with International School of Art and Design alumnus, John Fish (’10). Fish, originally from Iron River, MI, came to Finlandia as a graphic design major to learn how to apply graphics to skateboards. During his time at Finlandia, he spent a large amount of time in the fiber studio and wood shop because he enjoyed building and working with his hands. Having graduated in the midst of a recession, Fish [...]
Finlandia University is proud to offer the Dave and Elsa Brule scholarship to our International School of Art and Design.
The scholarship recipients will be selected based on a portfolio competition. Applicants will need to be present for the Portfolio Review Day on Finlandia’s campus on Saturday, May 11, 2019. That event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student-artists working in all media are invited to submit a portfolio of their original work for the competition. The work will [...]
Finlandia alumni and friends are invited to hear from the Dean’s of our four schools. They will share updates on what is happening in their programs this upcoming year and successes from the past year. They will also have the opportunity to hear from Dean of Students, Erin Barnett, and campus minister, Soren Schmidt.
This event is free and open to all Finlandia/Suomi alumni and friends. It will take place at the Chapel of Saint Matthew on Finlandia’s campus at 2pm [...]
When it comes to student-faculty ratio, the smaller the better. Fewer students per class means more individualized attention, feedback from professors, better networking opportunities, and it allows you connect with classmates and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
For Finlandia University students, the average classroom size was eight students during the 2017-18 academic year.
“Unlike other schools where faculty may appear inaccessible, our faculty know students on a first name basis, cheer on the Lions at home games and connect struggling students with academic support staff by walking them to [...]
Like most people who visit the copper country, Amicucci fell in love with the sea of trees and long winters during her time at Finlandia University.
“I was looking for three things when I was applying to colleges: great student to teacher ratio, a strong art department and traveling,” says Amicucci, who earned her BFA in ceramics. “Finlandia had the perfect balance of all three.”
“We are dedicated to making the arts strong in the Upper Peninsula,” ISAD coordinator Gini Brewer said. “We are hosting this event to bring in prospective students and show them what we have to offer.”
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of FinnU. Afterwards, students will be treated to lunch with faculty [...]
The page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking at FinnU’s Fiber and Fashion Design program. Current and past student art work, faculty and student interviews and highlights about the program such as the student and alumni fashion show are all featured.
“The new fiber and fashion design page gives everyone a deeper [...]
MEET GINA GELICHE
Hometown: Union Grove, WI
Major: Fiber & Fashion Design
Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang
When Gina Geliche started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.
Geliche, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Geliche began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.