College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Department of Visual Communication and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Department of Visual Communication and Design

John Motz, B.F.A.
Interim Director

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499

Office: Visual Arts Building
Room: VA213
Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Phone: 260-481-6709
Fax: 260-481-6707


Fine Arts | Music
Theatre | VCD

Sarah Epple, BA

Sarah Epple, BAAssociate Faculty

Phone: 260-266-1135
Mrs. Epple is the Facilities Designer/Project Coordinator for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne.  She specializes in healthcare design and project management.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Mount St. Joseph University in May 1990.  She has worked as an Interior Designer in corporate and healthcare design since graduation.  She also teaches in the Interior Design program at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  She has worked on a number of notable projects including Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Whitley Hospital, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Corporate Offices and Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation.  She was also previously employed as the Staff Designer/Project Manager for Fort Wayne National Bank and as an Interior Designer for Productive Business Interiors in Fort Wayne.