New Media Art


YOUR FUTURE iN New Media Art

Want to pursue a degree that encourages intellectual, creative and technical growth?

The New Media Art program at the University of North Texas is an interdisciplinary studio arts program in hybrid and experimental art. New media art teaches artists to manipulate technology the same way a sculptor molds clay or a painter transforms a canvas.

The program combines new technology (electronics, the Internet or computer and communications technology) with more traditional art forms (photography, fibers or sculpture, etc.). The results are often highly personal and novel works.

Our graduates use their creative, technical and professional skills as practicing artists or in Master of Fine Arts degree programs.

New media artists are often self-employed, exhibiting and selling their work in galleries, museums and other exhibition venues.

What we offer

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media Art applies critical thinking and innovative approaches to modern theory and art-making practices in various new media and electronic arts fields. We expose you to a wide range of technology-based practices from production of interactive installations and bio-art to rapid prototyping and Internet art.

Classes are taught in state-of-the-art labs, which are 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 and scholars whose works are displayed in venues such as the MoMA PS1 art center in New York, the Arnolfini in England, the National Museum of China and the Mejan Labs in Sweden. Works are also featured at different international electronics art festivals such as Transmediale in Germany, FILE in Brazil and Transitio in Mexico. One faculty member recently won the prestigious VIDA Art and Artificial Life Awards grant and is now working on a robotic art piece honoring her Latin-American heritage.

In addition, the program is involved with UNTís Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts 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, Television and Film, among others.

There are possibilities for exhibiting your work on campus and at local galleries. UNTís proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth also offers a wealth of experiences and resources. To provide other insights and knowledge, numerous renowned artists, designers and scholars are brought to campus.

Scholarships are available to help you pursue your education.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together art and design majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nationís 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 the college meets or exceeds high standards of academic excellence.

What to expect

Youíll need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Designís admission requirements to be qualified as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university.

While pursuing your degree, youíll explore video art, 2-D and 3-D experimental moving image production, creative coding and programming, physical computing, robotics 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 achieve a deep understanding of new media art in relation to other art practices and the historical context of your work. Youíll also participate in several portfolio reviews to monitor your progress.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at 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.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow 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 with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.