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National Portfolio Day

Thanks to everyone who made our National Portfolio Day event a great success on Sunday, September 30, 2018! We appreciate every participating art and design school and all the students who brought their work for review! There was a lot of awesome artwork!


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Art and Design Department

Welcome to Art and Design 

Associates degrees in Art, Graphic Design, Art Education, Pre-Art Therapy and Photography are offered through the College of Humanities. Our nationally accredited programs are designed for preparation and transfer into a bachelors degree program of your choice within the state of Indiana and throughout the United States.


The mission of the Art and Design Department transfer programs is to provide students with a strong foundation through creative exploration in traditional and contemporary visual media. Studio and lecture courses broaden and enrich students' understanding of and experience in visual art, design, art history and related research areas. Course offering also include lecture and studio classes with meet general education requirements for non-majors.

Art and Design majors develop creativity, critical thinking, presentation skills and a portfolio of work for academic transfer which also serves as a foundation for later professional practice.


Vincennes University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) which confers the highest standard of excellence on all Art and Design programs offered at VU.

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 the first year of studies in Art and Design at VU. The requirement can be met through: independent review with faculty or adviser, digital or online portfolio submission, or National Portfolio Day review with VU faculty.

Learn More About Our Art and Design Programs

Contact Us

Ron Wise, Chair

Art and Design Department, College of Humanities
Center for Art and Design
1002 North First Street
Vincennes, IN 47591


Prospective Student Scholarship Application FALL 2019 

Current Student Scholarship Application FALL 2019


Faculty and Staff Profiles


Stephen Black

Professor of Art

MFA, MA, Printmaking, The University of Iowa
BFA, Printmaking, Colorado State University

Teaches Drawing I and II, Painting, Printmaking

812.888.6819 or


Arthur Fields

Associate Professor of Art
Director of the Shircliff Gallery of Art

MFA, Photography, Texas Womans University
BFA, Digital Imaging, Washington University in St. Louis

Teaches Photography I and II, Art Appreciation, Visual Design, History of Visual Communications, Graphic Design

812.888.4316 or


William Meyer

Adjunct Faculty

MS, Indiana State University 
BS, Indiana State University
AS, Vincennes University

Teaches Art for Elementary Education, Design in Materials

812.888.5115 or


Pravin Sevak

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, Portfolio

812.888.4379 or


James Tingey 

Adjunct Faculty

MFA, Ceramics, Ohio University
BBS, Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University

Teaches 3D Design, Ceramics

812.888.4494 or


Sarah Turney

Adjunct Faculty

MH, Art and Visual Media, Tiffin University
BA, Art History, Minor in Central Eurasion Studies, Indiana University - Bloomington
AS, Studio Art, Vincennes University

Teaches Art History I and II, Art Appreciation, Art for Elementary Teachers, Drawing I 

812.888.4135 or


Ron Wise, Chair of Art and Design

Ron Wise

Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Art

AS, Vincennes University
13 years full-time art director experience
23 years of freelance graphic design experience

Teaches Graphic Design (Occupational)

812.888.4465 or


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