Visual and Media Arts

Design thinking classes partner with Founders to create new beer

In March, beer aficionados can sip a new brew crafted by Grand Valley students who, because of the pandemic, barely stepped foot inside a brewery.

Jan 12, 2021


Making Waves: Artists and writers tell stories, explore different sides of water themes through their creativity

Graphic design, poems and other creations help broaden the discussion about water, lending different perspectives and tapping into emotions surrounding the life force.

Oct 9, 2020


Artful problem solving: VMA ensures students sidelined by COVID-19 receive needed art supplies

Staff and faculty members are dropping off or mailing materials to keep students connected with classes.

Sep 30, 2020


New Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence wants students to understand vast opportunities in art world

Sean Carney considers himself an interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from writing to sound art to podcasts, and he has what he describes as a keen interest in art and comedy.

Aug 20, 2020


VMA faculty member emerita joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Deanna Morse has dedicated her career to creating animation and short films. Her work has been shown internationally. Morse also has been active on juries and selection committees for film competitions.

Aug 5, 2020


Remote learning stories: Aspiring art therapist finds solace during pandemic in creating art

Katie Daiek's pieces reflect how the pandemic has elevated even simple objects and actions.

May 19, 2020


Faculty artists use university 3D printers to help create face shields for health care workers

The face shields will be shipped to Holland Home and other regional medical facilities.

Apr 29, 2020


Photography program founder dies

David Rathbun started the program in 1981.

Apr 19, 2020


Virtual gallery gives illustration students a second chance for a show

It is a way for seniors to showcase their work. Photography students also have an online show.

Apr 16, 2020