Want to pursue a degree that encourages intellectual, creative and technical growth? The New Media Art program at the University of North Texas exposes you to a wide variety of new media art practices ranging from time-based to interactive and kinetic art.
New media art teaches artists to manipulate technology in the same way a sculptor molds clay or a painter transforms a canvas.
These results are often highly personal and novel, experimenting with uses of technologies and their forms. New media art combines new technology, such as the Internet or computer and communications technology, with more traditional art forms such as photography, fibers or sculpture.
Graduates of our program use their creative, technical and professional skills as practicing artists or in a Master of Fine Arts degree program. New media artists are often self-employed, exhibiting and selling their work in galleries, museums and other exhibition venues.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in New Media Art empowers you through the development of self-discipline, cultural awareness and professional practice.
Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art computer lab, which is available for use beyond regular class time. We also have an array of audio/visual and other related equipment available for checkout.
Our faculty members are active artists/scholars whose works are displayed in places such as MoMA PS1 in New York; the Transmediale digital arts festival in Germany; the Arnolfini in England; and the ROSPHOTO in Russia.
In addition, the program is actively involved with the university’s Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) research cluster. This partnership provides unique opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty members in the College of Engineering, College of Music, and Department of Radio, Film and Television, among others.
There are possibilities for exhibiting your work on campus and at local galleries. The university’s proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth also 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 reslife.unt.edu.
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. Its facilities include a darkroom and digital photography printing lab, a wood and metals shop, as well as painting and printmaking studios. The college 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 will need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Design’s admission requirements to be qualified 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.
While pursuing your degree, you will explore video art, 2D and 3D experimental moving image production and kinetic art, as well as live media and interactive performance techniques. All new media art courses emphasize artistic voice over technical skill.
Additional required courses and electives help you develop a deep understanding of new media art in relationship to other art practices and the historical context for your work as an artist. You will also participate in several portfolio reviews that help monitor your progress through the degree program.
Our Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as 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.