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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Student Organizations

ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)

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The UNT chapter for the American Society of Interior Designers participates in local charity events, social events, shows, competitions, and a professional mentorship program for upperclassmen and a mentorship program for freshmen and sophomores. This program will pair the lower classmen with a junior or senior in order to provide support and advice on portfolio reviews, classes, projects, and more.

Art History Society

The purpose of the Art History Society at the University of North Texas is to foster the appreciation of artworks and art criticism. The Society extends membership to all currently enrolled UNT students, and encourages scholars of all disciplines. The Society meets for group discussions, museum field trips and art lectures.

Clay Guild

The Clay Guild has 25+ active members. It sponsors workshops such as the four day wood fire workshop coming this year. The Guild raises over $10,000 a year in support of visiting artists, and to help students attend NCECA through donations from businesses and sales.

Metals Club

The Metals Club is an organization that started in 2005. There are 20+ active members that have passionate interests in metals. The Club sponsors jewelry sales/fundraisers at least once a semester that feature metal designs and other types of jewelry as a means of promoting their artwork and raising enough money to support visiting artists.

MODA (Members of the Designing Arts)

MODA (Members of the Designing Arts) is an organization whose purpose is to promote an interest in the creative arts with an emphasis in the area of fashion design amongst the student body of the University of North Texas. The goals of the organization are to increase awareness of the fashion community within the campus of the University of North Texas, to give back to the community by hosting a series of fashion related events and activities, and to provide help to fellow members of the fashion design program and others interested in fashion by holding demonstrations on basic technical skills.

NAEA

The UNT Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association is a group of like minded students who think that art plays an important role in the lives of individuals. The organization as a whole is committed to supporting this belief through their voice and actions. Membership dues are $7 per semester. For more information please visit the official UNT NAEA website at http://www.untnaea.com.

Parallax Photography Club

Photography student organization.

Printmaking Association of North Texas Students (PANTS)

The Printmaking Association is a UNT student group that promotes printmaking within the DFW-Denton area. We do this through gallery shows, visiting artists, workshops, volunteering, collaborative projects, awarding scholarships, museum and conference field trips, print sales, and print trades.

Painting and Drawing Association

Sculpture Collective

The Sculpture Collective is a group for UNT students who enjoy working in 3D.

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