The professional programs offered through the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design in the Design Department share a common mission that prepares students to not only meet, but to define and reinvent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact their respective professions in an increasingly changing world. The curricula in each of these programs have been designed to help future designers develop the conceptual, aesthetic, analytical and technical skills necessary to achieve these objectives.

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. Please see CVAD pre-major requirements for more information.

The College of Visual Arts and Design is considered one of the best and most comprehensive visual arts schools in the nation. Our graphic design program is ranked first in the Southwest. See more rankings here.

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College of Visual Arts and Design Scholarships

Art students are eligible for scholarships awarded by the College of Visual Arts and Design as well as scholarships awarded by UNT and the Honors College.

Additionally, new M.F.A. and Ph.D. students may be eligible to receive $1,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships for their first year of study. This award qualifies a student for in-state tuition rates and is renewable for a second year if the student makes satisfactory progress in his/her program during the first year. Contact the Graduate School for further details.

CVAD also offers 13 tuition-waiver fellowships for students enrolled in terminal degree programs (Ph.D. and M.F.A.). These fellowships are supplemented by teaching assistantships or teaching fellowships. Consult the department office for more information about these or other awards.

Other UNT Scholarships

Information and application materials for UNT sponsored scholarships are available from:

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Denton, TX 76203

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Department Head: Hepi Wachter
Office: Art Building, Room 230
Phone: 940-565-3621
Mailing Address: 1155 Union Circle #305100, Denton, TX 76203
Physical Address: 1201 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201