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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Department of Art Education and Art History


ANNOUNCEMENT

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. Several programs have entry reviews and all have midpoint reviews that must be passed in order to complete the program. For entry review details click here. For details on program reviews please go to the program page and review the curriculum sheet provided there.


Office: Art Building, Room 224
Phone: 940-565-4777

Mailing Address: 1155 Union Circle #305100, Denton, TX 76203
Physical Address: 1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201

Email: aeah@unt.edu

Programs of Study

The Department of Art Education and Art History offers degrees in visual art studies (BFA), art education (MA and PhD), art history (BA and MA), and interdisciplinary art and design studies (BA). The department also offers a graduate academic certificates in arts leadership and art museum education.  Select an area of study to learn more about its curriculum, faculty, and application procedure. 

Art Education

Art History

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies

Visual Art Studies

Graduate Academic Certificates in Arts Leadership and Art Museum Education

 

New Funding Opportunities for Doctoral Students! 

Doctoral applicants are eligible for several competitive scholarships that cover  tuition and fees and provide a stipend. These include a multi-year Masters/Doctoral Fellowship that pays tuition and fees and provides a stipend without a work requirement in the first year! Additional support includes teaching assistantships and fellowships, either with or without tuition/fee scholarships!

The College of Visual Arts and Design offers twenty-three tuition-waiver fellowships for students enrolled in terminal degree programs (PhD and MFA). These fellowships are supplemented by teaching assistantships or teaching fellowships. Consult the department office for more information about these or other awards. 

Students from selected states in the southeastern United States pay in-state tuition thanks to the Academic Common Market. For more information, visit http://www.sreb.org/programs/acm/acmindex.aspx.

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Incoming UNT Graduate Student Scholarships

New MFA and Ph.D. students may be eligible to receive $1,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships for their first year of study. This award qualifies a student for in-state tuition rates and is renewable for a second year if the student makes satisfactory progress in his/her program during the first year. Contact the Graduate School for further details.

Adjunct Faculty

If you are interested in teaching for the department, please submit a cover letter explaining your teaching interests and your current curriculum vitae to aeah@unt.edu.

Degree Plans for Art History, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, and Visual Art Studies Programs

When you have completed the requirements for Major status, your degree plan must be processed through faculty advising. Art History majors must attend the Entrance Event. IADS majors should follow the instructions found in the IADS manual. Visual Art Studies students will complete degree plans in AEAH 3753. Art History and Visual Art Studies students may click here for the degree plan form. IADS majors should print out the IADS manual, including the degree plan form, which is found here. Print double sided to save paper.

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