Celebrate 50 Years
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Visual Communication and Design

Haig David-West,
Department Chair and Professor

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building
Room: VA213
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 260-481-6709
Fax: 260-481-6707
Email: warfield@ipfw.edu


Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Community Partners are essential to the development and growth of our programs. The Department of Visual Communication and Design is committed to collaborating with and supporting regional art and design organizations.

The Department of Visual Communication and Design supports Fort Wayne downtown development through student and faculty art and design exhibitions at Artlink, the Allen County Public Library, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

The department also collaborates with a variety of non-arts related Community Partners to provide educational opportunities for our students while enhancing economic development and providing artistic services to the community.

  • Internships of Visual Communication and Design students at the Allen County Economic Development Alliance, the History Center and Sweetwater Sound.
  • Creative graphic design work by students through the VCD Design Center
  • IPFW Community Arts Academy year-round programming for at-risk students through United Hispanic Americans, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Twenty First Century Scholars.

To find out more about how you can become a community partner of the Department of Visual Communication and Design, contact:

Haig David-West, Department Chair and Professor

  • Office Visual Arts Building, VA213A
  • Phone 260-481-6709
  • Email davidh@ipfw.edu