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).

Stevens Amidon, Ph.D.
Interim Chair

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

Portfolio Review is a means of interim assessment for the department and student. It is also the vehicle for a student’s entry into upper level studio course work. No studio classes level 300 or above may be taken until after a successful portfolio review is completed by the student. Only after successful completion of a portfolio review may a student enroll in a VCD sponsored internship.

After completing 60 credit hours, students are responsible for signing up for their respective reviews by contacting the Visual Communication and Design secretary in VA 213 (481-6709.) To apply for portfolio review, students submit examples of course work from their freshman and sophomore year and are asked to choose an area of concentration. The work will be reviewed by a committee of the studio faculty. Upon successful completion of the review, the student is accepted into the B.F.A. program and may begin their upper level course of study.

If a student fails to pass portfolio review due to a deficiency in content, skills or presentation, he/she will be asked to resubmit their work for review at a later date. Information will be provided as to the necessary changes and additions required to resubmit. Students may apply for portfolio review no more than two times.