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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Financial Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

The Office for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships main page is a valuable resource for students seeking financial assistance for funding their education. The site provides comprehensive information regarding the financial aid programs available at UNT, including academic scholarships, grants, college work study and loans. Questions about eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, are addressed. Contact information and a list of services available through the Office for Financial Aid and Scholarships is also included.

Graduate Financial Aid

Fellowship and Assistantships
Information on Fellowships and Assistantships can be found under the heading Student Services: Fellowships & Assistantships. (.pdf opens in new window)

University of North Texas Doctoral and Master's Fellowships
The Toulouse School of Graduate Studies annually awards a number of generous fellowships to new doctoral and masters students. Eligibility for these fellowships is limited to students nominated by academic departments and programs from among new students beginning their doctoral or masters degree coursework in the fall semester. Specific information is available on the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies web page.

Scholarships for Graduate Students
In addition to scholarships awarded through the College of Visual Arts and Design, graduate scholarships are awarded through the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. A limited number of scholarships are also awarded to graduate students by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

 

Tuition Waivers

The College of Visual Arts and Design offers thirteen 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 art education/art history, design, or studio art department office for more information about these or other awards. 

The Priddy Fellowship
The Priddy Charitable Trust Fellowship in Arts Leadership, offered jointly through the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts and the UNT College of Music, is intended to grant students the knowledge and skills necessary to become influential leaders in the arts community. Each year, 10 students (5 each from art education and music) will be selected on a competitive basis to receive the fellowship which includes an $18,000 stipend for a 12-month period of prescribed full-time graduate study, tuition and most fees, paid state health benefits, as well as a travel allowance to assist in travel to professional meetings and conferences.

Grants and Loans
Information regarding grants and loans available to graduate sudents is available through Students Scholarships and Financial Aid.

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