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.



E. Clark Mester
Dr. Robert Ward
Clayton Lang
Gina Lewis, Art Coordinator


Tewodross Melchishua
, VCDMA Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty 

Phaedra Byrd, Photography, Ceramics, Foundation
Tamara De Silva, Art History, Ceramics, Foundation
Joanna Jenkins, Marketing, Branding, Design | VCDMA
Dyanne Marte, Fashion Design | VCDMA
Ching Lau, 3D Animation & Modeling, Game Design | VCDMA
Yanique Moore, Fashion Design/History | VCDMA
Myron Smith, Design History, Design, Industrial Design | VCDMA
Natalie Thomas-Wade, Design, Foundation
Jennifer White-Johnson, Design, Branding, Photography | VCDMA