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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 [...]

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 [...]

November 11, 2019

Young Women’s Caucus for Art Hosts Annual Soup and Art Auction

On Saturday, November 16, the Finlandia University chapter of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art will host their annual fundraiser, the Soup & Art Auction.

Each year the club members fundraise to go to the National Women’s Art Caucus conference. This year this conference is in Chicago. The first college chapter of this art-oriented national organization, was founded here at Finlandia.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be sold at the door for $12. Student tickets will be [...]

April 25, 2019

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 [...]

January 24, 2019

Young Women’s Caucus for Art Hosts Annual Soup & Art Auction

On February 2, the Finlandia University chapter of the Young Women’s Caucus for Art will host their annual fundraiser, the Soup & Art Auction.

“No matter if you just buy a bowl for soup or bid on a piece, you’re helping us fundraise to go on our annual trip,” said Emma Mackey, President of the organization.

Each year the club’s members fundraise to go to the National Women’s Art Caucus conference. This year it is in New York. The first college [...]

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. [...]

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