Are you interested in a major that fosters artistic thinking and inspires creativity? Do you enjoy making ceramics, working with various types of textiles or creating your own jewelry?
A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of North Texas allows you to pursue your passion in ceramics, fibers or metalsmithing and jewelry. Studying in one of these fine craft fields helps you become a practicing artist who exhibits and sells works in galleries, shops, museums and art fairs.
Increasingly, businesses are seeking employees who are educated in the visual arts for positions in their training and design departments. You will also be prepared to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree, the terminal degree in Studio Art.
We 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 2D and 3D artwork, allowing you to receive a great deal of hands-on experience and to hone your skills.
Many of our faculty members are nationally and internationally acclaimed professional 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.
You will 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.
There are opportunities for exhibiting your work as you progress through the 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 Exhibition is juried by arts professionals, and many cash awards and art scholarships are given. 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.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings art majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Art and Design Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
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.
You’ll need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to be qualified as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university. The college’s requirements are outlined at art.unt.edu/admission-requirements.html.
Besides courses focusing on a particular area of study, you will complete courses in:
At the end of your sophomore year, a portfolio of your work must be submitted to determine if you can continue in the program. Another portfolio review will be conducted before graduation as part of a senior exit review.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the 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.