Art and Design

Ceramics class

Application for Art and Design Scholarship - Deadline is May 1, 2015

The art and design department offers associate of science degrees in fine art, graphic design, art education, and pre-art therapy.

Our NASAD accredited programs are designed for transfer and further study in these and other art and design related fields.

Excellent MFA credentialed faculty provide exciting creative experiences to help you build a portfolio and grow as an artist. The full-time art and design faculty at Vincennes University are fully credentialed professionals with Master of Fine Arts degrees from some of the top colleges and universities in the country. Faculty are able to provide individualized attention and expertise due to the small student to faculty ratio. Desire, dedication, and honest hard work are encouraged and expected in art classes at VU. The faculty provides opportunities for you to use your creative insights and ideas to build an outstanding portfolio.

Drawing, design, and art history are the main focus of the first year. Second year courses cover a wide range of studio areas from which to choose depending on your interests, preparation, and educational goals. Capstone courses in portfolio development help you prepare to transfer with a top-notch professional presentation.

As a member of the National Portfolio Day Association, (NPDA), Vincennes University's Art and Design department has a portfolio admissions requirement which must be met prior to or within the first year of studies in Art and Design at VU. The requirement can be met through: independent review with advisor or faculty, scholarship portfolio submission, or National Portfolio Day review with VU faculty.

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Mission Statement and Program Outcomes


Stephen Black, Professor and Chair, Art and Design Department
MFA, MA, Printmaking, The University of Iowa
BFA, Printmaking, Colorado State University
Teaches drawing I and II, computer art and design
812.888.6819 or

Barry Barnes, Assistant Professor of Art
MFA, Ceramics, Arizona State University
Teaches ceramics, art appreciation, and design and materials
812.888.4494 or

Morgan Ford-Willingham, Assistant Professor and Director of Shircliff Gallery
MFA, Photography, Texas Woman's University
Teaches photography I and II and art history I and II
812.888.4316 or

Bernard Hagedorn, Professor of Art
MFA, Sculpture, Rutgers University
BFA, Painting and Sculpture, Herron School of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Teaches drawing I and II, sculpture, 3D design, and art appreciation
812.888.4154 or

Deborah Hutchinson Hagedorn, Professor of Art and Design
MFA, Printmaking, Maryland Institute, College of Art
BFA, Printmaking, Herron School of Art
Teaches 2D design, color and design, printmaking, art history I and II
812.888.4425 or

Pravin Sevak, Assistant Professor of Art
Diploma in Graphic Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
BFA, Graphic Design, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
Teaches 2D design, computer art and design, graphic design and portfolio classes
812.888.4379 or