Are you creative and full of new ideas? Do you have an eye for style and a desire for perfection? Do you have strong technical and/or entrepreneurial skills? If this describes you, then you should consider pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree in an art program at the University of North Texas.
By pursuing a degree in the College of Visual Arts and Design, you will be immersed in a supportive and vibrant atmosphere that can help you find a rewarding career as a(n):
Among our many distinguished graduates are Jesús Moroles, renowned granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts recipient; T Lewis, illustrator for the nationally syndicated comic strip Over the Hedge; and Michael Faircloth, fashion designer for former first lady Laura Bush.
Our College of Visual Arts and Design provides a superior education in art as well as specialized study in your major. We offer majors in:
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 will guide and encourage you to explore new directions in art so you can become a well-rounded art professional.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
The college also sponsors a Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community for art students who live on campus. The Art and Design Community enhances your academic and social experiences. More information about this community is available at reslife.unt.edu.
There are opportunities for exhibiting your work as you progress through a program. Competitive exhibitions are held on campus in the University Union, the UNT Art Gallery, the North and Lightwell galleries, and the Cora Stafford Gallery.
The annual Voertman Student Art Competition is juried by arts professionals and gives out many cash awards and art scholarships. Students also participate in local, regional and international exhibitions.
The university’s proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth offers you a wealth of experiences and resources. To provide other insights and knowledge, we bring numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21; Reston, Va. 20190-5248; telephone 703-437- 0700). This means our college meets or exceeds high standards of academic excellence. Several programs have also earned recognitions from other national organizations.
The college’s facilities include large art studios, computer labs, a wood and sculpture workshop, a professional fine art print press, and a visual resources library.
You will need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to qualify as a pre-major. The college’s requirements are outlined at art.unt.edu/admission-requirements.html. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or its equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.