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Fibers graduate student Abby Sherrill was awarded the Penland Scholarship and the SDA Outstanding Graduate Student Award

About CVAD

Welcome to the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) at the University of North Texas (UNT)!  We hope that you find our website informative, whether you simply want to know more about us or whether you are interested in our degree programs, our areas of expertise or our excellent facilities. 

Academic Programs and Environment

We have one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools at a public university, offering 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and concentrations in areas ranging from art history to communication design to new media. The college includes several institutes and centers, as well as art galleries to showcase student and professional work. CVAD offers the first and only Ph.D. program in art education in Texas and a MFA program ranked 23rd nationally among public universities. CVAD is home to some of the highest rated art and design programs in the southern United States.

Faculty and Students

The College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas is a dynamic community of over 2,200 people, including 2,100 students and over 125 faculty and staff members.  Our students, faculty and staff come to UNT from all over the world.

The University and Region

A student-focused public research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT is the nation’s 24th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.