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Finlandia University, International School of Art and Design Programs Profile

Written by FS StaffDecember 31, 2011
Finlandia University

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Finlandia University: Fiber & Fashion Design.
Hancock, Michigan
International School of Art and Design

Originally founded as Suomi College by Finnish immigrants in 1896, Finlandia University offers three major areas of study, fibers, textiles, and garment design, each of which gives students the opportunity to explore materials and theories from the other two, creating a comprehensive and specialized approach to fashion design. The fashion curriculum at Finlandia University is founded on the principle that students should be open and explore topics in fashion across many disciplines. Individuals gain experience working with others by taking part in collaborative projects in ceramic, wood, metal, and studio arts.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Finlandia University offer?
As of 2011, Finlandia University offers the following degrees:
B.F.A. Fiber & Fashion Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
Finlandia University
International School of Art and Design
200 Michigan St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Phone: 906-487-7376
www.finlandia .edu

Type of school? Private

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $18,474
Room & Board: $6,154

What is the typical student profile?
Finlandia University total undergraduate students: 560
Fashion program students: 14

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a portfolio review after Sophomore year.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does Finlandia University’s Fiber & Fashion Design
program have?
Faculty members: 1

What career placement services does Finlandia University provide?
Although not required, internships are available for interested students. The International School of Art and Design encourages students to complete an internship to increase their marketability in fashion design and related fields. Typically, interns place at apparel, design, and other fashion-related companies in Chicago, New York, and locally with apparel designers. Students can enrich their studies by participating in a semester long or two semester long trip to Finland,
where Finlandia University has partnerships with several universities.

All data is as of 2011.