Why do we make images? What motivates us to surround ourselves with pictures? How do images function in advertising, design and other venues? You can find the answers to these questions by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies at the University of North Texas.
This degree program prepares you to pursue careers and advanced study in a variety of different fields. Some of our alumni work in galleries and arts organizations. Others have enrolled in graduate school to study art history, anthropology, marketing and other disciplines.
One of the program's key features is that it is interdisciplinary. This gives you the flexibility to explore the areas that interest you most.
The curriculum provides a broad overview of material culture and examines images for their visual properties, history and function. Classes taught in multiple academic departments, schools and colleges across campus offer different perspectives on:
Our students frequently complete internships as part of the degree program, gaining valuable work experience and a hands-on opportunity to put learning into practice.
The 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 reslife.unt.edu/.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nation's most comprehensive visual arts schools and is considered one of the best in the Southwest. Our facilities include three computer labs, ample studios and workshops, study areas, and galleries offering exciting, avant-garde exhibitions. The college brings numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars to campus each year to enrich your educational experience. Student exhibitions are continually held in three galleries on campus.
You will have pre-major status upon enrolling at UNT and need to complete the college's core curriculum. The core curriculum provides a general understanding of art, design and art history. After completing the core courses, you will take specific courses in:
You also will need to maintain a portfolio that documents your work in all related classes and complete a minor.
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 Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program 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 allows you to 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 to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.