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Studio Art

The Department of Studio Art at the University of North Texas will help you find your artistic voice through an innovative curriculum that emphasizes sound art fundamentals, creativity and self-expression. Much of the course work involves creating and producing 2-D and 3-D artwork, allowing you to get hands-on experience and hone your skills.

Many faculty members are nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars who impact communities worldwide. In addition, some are active members and leaders of national organizations. They’ll guide and encourage you to explore new directions in art, allowing you to become a well-rounded art professional.

You’ll have access to large, well-equipped studios and instruction in a wide range of media and techniques. Our 90,000-square-foot Art Building includes classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, studios, a workshop and a visual resources library. Other art programs are housed in additional buildings across campus. To provide other insights and knowledge, we bring numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus.

There are opportunities to exhibit your work as you progress through the program and numerous competitive exhibitions are held on campus. The annual Voertman Student Art Exhibition is juried by arts professionals, with cash prizes and scholarships awarded. Students also participate in local, regional and international exhibitions. 

The Department of Studio Art offers a BFA degree with 8 concentrations to choose from. Select an area of study from the menu on the left to learn more about the program.

Contact Us

Visit the Studio Art Blog to keep up with our students and events in Studio Art.  You can also visit the Studio Arts Department groups on Facebook: UNT Studio Art: Current and Former and UNT Department of Studio Art.

Department Chair: Robert Jessup
Administrative Assistant: Angela Vanecek

Office: Art Building, Room 317
Phone: 940-369-7671
Email: studio@unt.edu

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

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Student accomplishments

Julie Libersat "CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All" award

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Studio Art
New Media Art

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.