University of North Texas

College of Visual Arts and Design

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  • CVAD Alum Carl Finch heads the two-time Grammy winning band, Brave Combo.

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  • The CVAD Art Education Doctoral Program is a nationally ranked program, #13 in North America

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  • One of every fifteen students at the University of North Texas is a CVAD major! 

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  • UNT is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

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  • Art Education faculty members Chris Bain and Nadine Kalin served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Art Education, one of the most prestigious journals in the field.

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  • UNT‘s MFA program ranks in the upper 25% nationally according to US News and World Report

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  • CVAD‘s Communication Design students won nine of fifteen Best of Show prizes in this year‘s Dallas Society of Visual Communication 4th Annual National Student Show.

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  • As of Fall 2008, all new CVAD MFA students will receive $1000 scholarships.

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  • In Spring 2008, CVAD donors sponsored over $50,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students!

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  • The CVAD NAEA student chapter won the 2008 Student Organization Distinguished Service award from the University

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History prepares more art teachers each year than any other university in Texas.

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  • CVAD‘s Ph.D. program in Art Education is among the top-rated programs in the U.S.

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  • Recent graduates of the art history program have pursued advanced degrees at University of Texas, Tufts University, University of Rochester, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University.

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  • CVAD art historians were the first UNT faculty chosen to participate in UNT‘s Next Generation course redesign. This program is considered to be a national model.

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History faculty includes presidents of three national and international professional societies and the 2006 Art Educator of the Year.

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  • CVAD offers regular opportunities to study and travel in countries such as China, England, Ireland, Russia, and Scotland.

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • “I learned a lot about the creative process for producing a complete original work.”

    - Jezzalie Gill (Drawing 1)

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • Interior Design MFA student Greta Buehrle was named one of two IDEC Foundation Graduate Scholars for 2009.

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Admissions

ANNOUNCEMENT

Undergraduate Admission

Prospective freshmen and transfer students should apply for admission through the UNT Undergraduate Admission Office. For more information on Admissions for CVAD programs see Undergraduate majors. In addition to the university admission requirements, students wishing to major in any program in the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet minimum academic requirements to be classified as a pre-major. In addition, after the completion of basic art courses including Art Appreciation. Design I and II, and Drawing I and II, most CVAD BFA majors and concdentrations require that students participate in an entry review prior to admission to the degree program.

Prospective Student Advising Session: 

If you are thinking about coming to UNT for Art, as either a freshman or transfer student you are encouraged to partake in a prospective advising session to learn about our programs, admission procedures or other questions you might have. Click here to register. We look forward to meeting you!

Orientation and Advising for New Undergraduate Students:

The UNT Admissions web page allows prospective students to access information regarding admission standards, application processes and deadlines, tuition and fees, and new students orientations.

All undergraduate students are required to attend new student orientation and participate in academic advisement prior to their first enrollment at UNT. New students in the College of Visual Arts and Design should attend the first orientation that is available to them. Enrollment in the School is growing; students who attend the later orientation sessions often find that art classes are closed.

Faculty and/or professional advisors from the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Office are available at orientation to advise students regarding their first enrollment at UNT. Transfer students should be prepared to show transcripts and catalog course descriptions from previous schools. Students who have completed courses beyond the art core courses (Design I and II, Drawing I and II, Art Appreciation and Art History Survey I and II) at other schools may be asked to show a portfolio before enrollment in courses in their major; as stated above, some majors require all students to participate in a formal entry review.

Students who wish to speak with one of the CVAD Professional Advisors prior to orientation should call 940-565-2216 to schedule an appointment; advising is not available by telephone. Students who were previously advised are still required to attend orientation prior to their first registration at UNT.

While the Graduate School does not require post baccalaureate students who are second bachelor's degree candidates to attend orientation, the College of Visual Arts and Design strongly recommends that such students participate in the CVAD orientation, which includes an opportunity to consult faculty about degree programs. Call 940-565-2216 for information.

Graduate Admission

Admission to graduate programs in the College of Visual Arts and Design requires acceptances by the Toulouse Graduate School, as well as acceptance by faculty in the student's specific major in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Information regarding admission requirements and application procedures are available at these web addresses:

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