Faculty research and creative endeavors center on the interdisciplinary aspects of the arts, design, visual communication and technology. With continuing commitment to innovative activities, the faculty have achieved laudable success in both national and international forums of exhibitions, screenings and publications.

The perspective gained from this high level of engagement provides the diverse faculty and professional associate staff with an informed and unique pedagogical vision. The department incorporates this astute awareness of contemporary art/design and media practice, theoretical discourse, and in-depth knowledge of evolving technologies into an educational process, which is designed to enable students to achieve the successful realization of their creative projects and artistic goals.


Tewodross Melchishua
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and Internship Advisor
2D Animation, Motion Graphics, Filmmaking, Video Art, Video Projection Design, Design, Hip-Hop Studies, Internship, Global Outreach and Study Abroad

Jennifer White-Johnson, Assistant Professor, Design, Branding, Photography

Adjunct Faculty

Amina Hammond,
Web Design, Design, Multimedia 

Julian Kiganda, Marketing, Branding, Design

Ching Lau, 3D Animation & Modeling, Game Design

Dyanne Marte, Fashion Design, Textiles, Sewing/Draping

Yanique Moore, Fashion Design, Fashion History, Design

Malcolm Pelles, Screenwriting, Filmmaking

Myron Smith, Design History, Design, Industrial Design

Natalie Thomas-Wade, Design, Illustration, Foundation

Doreen Vernon, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Design, Design

Rodney C. Williams, Design,  Branding, Marketing