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Led by award-winning and internationally renowned faculty, the School of Art and Design offers students an innovative, transdisciplinary education. We capitalize on our unique strengths in art, design, and merchandising to best prepare them for the 21st century.
Returning to Bloomington is a dream of many IU graduates and, as an alumna, I’m excited to realize this dream. I have always had a great affection for our institution and our town. I greatly cherish my education and I treasure our university, faculty, and staff. IU is an exceptional institution, and I am honored to have this amazing opportunity to help make it even better.
I am galvanized by the challenge of working alongside our strong team to fashion a school that offers new opportunities for our students. Our faculty and staff have already come together with such energy to create this new school. Its unique organization allows us to offer courses, internships, and international study programs across the spectrum of today’s art/design practices. As a result, our students truly learn how to take their ideas from the imagination to the marketplace.
I am also inspired by the unparalleled opportunities for the School of Art and Design to collaborate and partner with other disciplines across the College of Arts and Sciences and Indiana University. In addition, I would like to enhance our strong connections to IU alumni, to the IU regional campuses, and to other national and international institutions so we can provide students with ever-more innovative classroom and real-life experiences.
It has been wonderful to work with the IU community to develop a progressive curriculum and dynamic new programs. The School of Art and Design can now send our graduates into the world where they can share those powerful lessons to exponentially broaden their impact.
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Several individuals have been chosen as the established leadership for the school moving forward, and will begin their roles next academic year. This includes Associate Dean Kate Rowold, Director of Undergraduate Studies Deb Christiansen, Director of Graduate Studies Tracy Templeton, and Director of Creative Core Martha Macleish.