Li-Fen Anny Chang, Assistant Professor; M.A., Texas Woman’s University.
Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design; M.B.A., National University.
Janie K. Stidham, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
Myra Walker, Professor; M.F.A., Southern Illinois University.
Clinton Carlson, Assistant Professor; M.Des., University of Alberta.
Alex Egner, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University.
Michael Gibson, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of Michigan.
Eric Ligon, Associate Professor; M.F.A., University of North Texas.
Keith Owens, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., West Texas State University.
Marie-Michele Wong Kung Fong, Assistant Professor; M.G.D., North Carolina State University.
Cynthia Mohr, Associate Professor and Department Chair; M.S., Oklahoma State University.
Bruce Nacke, Associate Professor; M.Arch., Texas A&M University.
Jin Gyu "Phillip" Park, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Johnnie Stark, Assistant Professor; M.F.A., University of North Texas.
Department of Design
Graduate students come to the University of North Texas to be part of an exceptional design community where scholarship, research and creativity flourish. The Department of Design in our College of Visual Arts and Design is filled with exceptional artists, faculty and visiting scholars who will support you in developing the conceptual, technical and analytical skills needed to achieve success as an active, innovative and involved designer. Our students are consistently competing, showing their work and winning awards.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our Master of Fine Arts degree program among the best in the nation. We offer a M.F.A. degree in Design with concentrations in:
A Master of Arts degree in Design with a concentration in innovation studies is also available. Our design program offers you the opportunity to:
The fashion design and interior design curriculums focus on the development of creative scholarship. The M.F.A. in interior design, which is the terminal degree in this field, also includes a pedagogy sequence. This degree qualifies students for an academic career. The M.F.A. in innovation studies is for students who possess professional experience in communication design or a related discipline. It is designed to immerse you in collaborative experiences and learning situations where you can invent methods that fuel the development of new processes, products and systems.
The M.A. in innovation studies provides students who have not studied or practiced design with learning experiences that will help them apply and build real-world knowledge regarding design theories, methodologies and practices.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation's most comprehensive visual arts schools, and it is considered one of the best in the Southwest. Our state-of-the-art facilities include:
Other educational assets include the North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts, the Visual Resources Center, the Print Research Institute of North Texas, an extensive art and library collection, and the Texas Fashion Collection.
In addition to exceptional studio, exhibition and campus resources, you can also participate in the wide variety of cultural and career options available throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. An active visiting artists/scholars program will expose you to artists from around the globe.We also offer opportunities to study and travel in foreign countries.
You must meet the admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the department's specific requirements. We expect your bachelor's degree to be in the same or a closely related field as outlined below:
The program admission requirements are:
You can be accepted on a conditional basis if you do not have the recommended background for the option you intend to pursue.
For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit gradschool.unt.edu. More information about the college’s admission requirements, including those for international students, is available at art.unt.edu/design.
Our college offers financial assistance to graduate students on a competitive basis with teaching assistantships and fellowships and area assistantships. Levels of appointment and positions vary from semester to semester. Students awarded half-time appointments (work 24 hours per week) are eligible to receive state-paid health insurance for themselves, a reduced rate on insurance for spouses and children, and out-of-state tuition waivers.
We have approximately 60 teaching assistantships and fellowships and 20 area assistantships available each long semester to graduate students who are pursuing art degrees. New M.F.A. 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.