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IADS: Arts Management Track

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS): Arts Management Track is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in galleries, museums, auction houses, community arts centers, or other similar organizations.

The IADS: Arts Management Track pairs courses in art, design, art business, and art history with a minor in either Management or Leadership of Community or Non-Profit Organizations. This array of classes provides students with a solid grounding in both the art and the management side of arts businesses and organizations.

The IADS: Arts Management Track consists of 120 semester credit hours. All students complete the College of Visual Arts and Design Core program, acquiring general skills in art, design and art history. Students then select from a menu of introductory courses in specific studio art and design disciplines to gain more specific knowledge of 2 of these fields.

During the next stage of the degree, students take courses inside and outside the College of Visual Arts and Design. Within the college, they take a class in computer art, another in art and business, modern and contemporary art history courses, and, close to the end of their time at UNT, a research capstone class. Outside CVAD, students complete minor coursework in Management or Leadership of Community or Non-Profit Organizations emphasizing organizations and their management. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship during their programs of study.

To declare the IADS: Arts Track major, complete the degree plan application and turn it in, with your unofficial transcripts from the registrar’s office, to Dr. Donahue-Wallace in Art 224.

Student accomplishments

Kevin Jenkins - Golden Eagle Award

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D. student in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts + Design, received an inaugural Golden Eagle Award on April 18, 2016. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious university-wide award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Recipients of the award are recognized for their exceptional leadership, high academic achievement, meaningful impact on the UNT community through significant commitment to co-curricular involvement, and positive and considerable engagement in service to UNT and greater communities.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D. student in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts + Design, received an inaugural Golden Eagle Award on April 18, 2016. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious university-wide award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Recipients of the award are recognized for their exceptional leadership, high academic achievement, meaningful impact on the UNT community through significant commitment to co-curricular involvement, and positive and considerable engagement in service to UNT and greater communities.

Alumni accomplishments

Danielle Naylor

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.

Art Education and Art History
Interior Design

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.