College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department of Visual Communication and Design

The Department of Visual Communication and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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


Fine Arts | Music | Theatre | VCD

Three state-of-the art design studios containing Macintosh computers with industry standard software and worktables are central to the instructional process in the Department of Visual Communication and Design.

Also available are a service bureau equipped with laser and large format color printers and tabloid flatbed scanners. Dedicated photography darkrooms and a lighting studio are integral to the impressive facilities profile.

Additional workspaces exist in Dolnick Hall, where many design foundation courses are taught.  Design history courses and guest lectures are housed in an impressive 75-seat smart lecture theater.

A hallway gallery displays VCD poster holdings and examples of successful studio projects. Strategically positioned leather couches provide comfortable seating and “hanging out” for students.