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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Support CVAD

Art has been a vital part of the University of North Texas since it was first taught in 1894. UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design is a thriving community of more than 2,300 students who receive superior training in an environment where imagination, creativity and individual expression are nurtured. You can see our recent activities on our website or in the Avant-Garde, our newsletter for CVAD alumni and friends. Or better yet, subscribe to "Stories from the Avant-Garde" our monthly e-newsletter, for more extensive stories about our alumni, faculty, and students. 

The College of Visual Arts and Design depends upon financial support from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations for scholarships, visiting artists, faculty enrichment, and program support for each of the departments and hallmark institutes. Gifts may be unrestricted or directed toward a specific endowment or project and are tax-deductible. Please make your online contribution today and join us in our tradition of excellence. Or contact Susan Sanders, CVAD Director of Development at (940 565 4026)  or Robert Milnes, Dean of CVAD (940 565 2987)  for information.

The CVAD Annual Fund

Gifts to the College of Visual Arts and Design Annual Fund allow the College to pursue excellence. These gifts insure that CVAD can attract top graduate and undergraduate students through scholarships and also make possible our visiting artists/scholar programs, faculty enrichment opportunities, and support for the hallmark institutes housed within the College of Visual Arts and Design. If you think your gifts aren't important, think again. Your support helps secure the arts for future generations.

You can make your gift online or just go online and print out the Pledge Form if you prefer and mail in with your gift to:

CVAD ANNUAL FUND
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, Texas 76203

Endowment Gifts and Naming Opportunities

Endowed funds provide a perpetual source of support for a variety of initiatives including scholarships, fellowships, professorships and chairs. If you are interested in creating a permanent fund named for you, in honor or memory of someone, or in recognition of a company or organization, opportunities are available for commitments of $25,000 or greater, and may be paid over a five-year period. College of Visual Arts and Design Endowment opportunities include:

  • $25,000 - Endowed Scholarships or Funds.
  • $100,000 - Graduate Fellowships
  • $250,000 - Faculty Fellowships
  • $500,000 - Professorships
  • $1,500,000 - Chairs
  • Additional opportunities are available to name programs, space, or building on campus.

Special Appeals

Join the Dress Circle and support the Texas Fashion Collection, and Fashion on Main.

Two scholarships at CVAD specifically benefit from your support through purchases of artworks.

 

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