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 Studio Art

 

Department Chair: Annette Lawrence
Administrative Assistant: Angela Vanecek

Office: Art Building, Room 316
Phone: 940-369-7671

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

Email: studio@unt.edu

CLICK HERE FOR GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION

 


ANNOUNCEMENT

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. 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.

 


 

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION

Pre-Major

A student who intends to pursue a degree in Studio Art including concentrations in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Metals and Jewelry, New Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture or Watercolor will be classified as a Studio Art Pre-Major when admitted to the University. In order to achieve major status the student must complete at least 30 hours of college courses (including the following) and:

  • Complete ART 1200, 1440, 1450, 1500, 1510; ART 2350 and 2360 with a grade of C or better;
  • Complete the 2000-level courses in the ASTU concentration of your choice with a grade of B or higher (for Printmaking majors, the beginning ASTU course is a 3000-level);
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA on the required Art courses;
  • Have a minimum 2.0 UNT grade point average;
  • Photography and Watercolor also require selection through entry portfolio

After successfully meeting these requirements a degree plan will be processed converting the student to Studio Art major status in the concentration of their choice.

Programs of Study

The Department of Studio Art offers a BFA degree with nine concentrations to choose from (CLICK HERE FOR GRADUATE INFORMATION). Select an area of study from the list below to learn more about its curriculum, faculty, and application procedure. 

Ceramics

Core Drawing

Drawing and Painting

Fibers

Metals and Jewelry

New Media Art

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture

Watercolor (This area is closed to new admission as of Fall 2013)

 

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Degree Plans for Studio Art Programs

When you have completed the requirements for Major status  the degree plan form must be processed through faculty advising. Faculty will undertake degree plan advising during established courses in your program. Click here for the degree plan form, print double sided.

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