Dean's Message

Dr. Sharon Welkey profile photoUIW's School of Media and Design (SMD) dynamically integrates cutting-edge academic programs including 3D Animation & Game Design, Communication Arts, Fashion Management, Graphic Design and Interior Design.

SMD serves the needs of students by providing a firm foundation in theory and application utilizing innovative, state-of-the-art software and computer technology. In harmony with UIW's Mission, SMD seeks not only to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective professionals in students’ selected careers, but to help cultivate them in becoming concerned and enlightened citizens, rooted in the core values of education, truth, faith, service and innovation.

Learn what infinite possibilities your creativity can achieve!

Dr. Sharon Welkey,
Dean of the School of Media and Design

Congratulations to 2024 Provost Legacy Award


Adam Nash

This award is given to faculty who have demonstrated the degree of dedication to teaching and learning that joins them to the long legacy of teaching excellence that characterizes UIW.


Congratulations to 2023 Presidential Teaching Award recipient

Dr. Trey Guinn

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Mission Continues Awardees

For Innovation

Dr. Diana Allison, Associate Professor in Interior Design

For Truth:

Dr. Lalon Alexander, Associate Professor in Fashion Management

These annual awards represent the congregational heritage of living the Mission values through teaching, scholarship and community service and recognize faculty for their commitment to promote the Mission and supporting the ministry of the University in an outstanding manner.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2022 Provost's Legacy in Teaching

Judith Ruvuna,  Assistant Professor in Interior Design