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Oct. 22: CVAD Celebrates! Please join us for the festivities!

The College of Visual Arts and Design will host and celebrate the college's faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends as we gather to...
Drawings of Contemporary Paper Dolls

Through Oct. 6: Not your Mother's Paper Dolls: a Foundations + IADS exhibition in the Union Art Gallery

The College of Visual Arts and Design Foundations and Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies programs present a 38-student class exhibition...
Studious Drift by Tyson Lewis and Peter Hyland

Oct. 21-22: The Onstead Institute, Department of Art Education present: Education as Experimentation 3 Symposium

You are invited! To attend, please contact the Onstead Institute at
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Oct. 15: Metalsmithing and Jewelry program members to host an Art Jewelry Celebration

Studio Art Metalsmithing and Jewelry Program: Invitation to the Art Jewelry Celebration, Oct. 15, 4-8 p.m...
Seaweed shaped illustration with details from oil paintings in the leaves

Through Jan. 28, 2023: CVAD Gallery Fall 2022 exhibition

A Banquet for Seaweed: Snapshots from the Arab 1980s | Oct. 4, 2022, through Jan. 28, 2023...
Adobe CC discounted subscriptions available now for UNT students

Buy your subscription now with the UNT-student discount! Get 2022-23 Adobe® Creative Cloud™!

Students: Interested in a discount to Adobe® Creative Cloud™? A limited number of personal subscriptions currently is available!
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After-hours Student Access to the Art Building & Art Annex

Currently enrolled CVAD students are eligible to apply for after-hours access that begins on ...
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Doug May awarded multiple top awards for design works

Graphis Publications has recognized four graphic design works recently created by Doug May...
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For Rent: CVAD Art Building Lockers

Need a locker in the Art Building this semester? Apply and pay online!
Triptych of Brielle, LaFleur and Medina

Three UNT CVAD alumnae of five recipients win 2022 Nasher Artist Grants

The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the winners of the 2022 Nasher Artist Grants...
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Galveston Arts Center features solo exhibition by Lauren Cross

Cross' exhibition is inspired by narratives of Black migration, emancipation and freedom. Heavily influenced by the lyrics of spirituals, jazz and other songs of freedom...
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Three Studio Art students win SDA Outstanding Student Awards for 2022

Each spring, instructors nominate students for Surface Design Association's Outstanding Student Award. Demonstration of inventive and innovative use of technique, materials...
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Art appreciation textbook, "Art for Everyone," features Ana M. Lopez

​​​​​​​The creative work of Ana M. Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, is featured in a newly released, revised edition of “Art for Everyone”...
Group of 14 student designers and faculty Barbara Trippeer

Fashion Design students create a Sustainable Design Collection for Healthy Communities

Assistant Professor Barbara Trippeer’s recent Fashion Design Studio course, ADES 4590, assisted fashion design students in developing...
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InSEA publishes "Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education" co-edited by Dean Hutzel

The International Society for Education through Art announces its publication of "Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education," co-edited by CVAD Professor and Dean Karen Hutzel...
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Communication Design graduates sweep the Best Senior Portfolio awards at the Dallas Show

Three UNT Communication Design 2022 B.F.A. graduates swept the Best Senior Portfolio awards at the 53rd Annual Dallas Show...
Lauren Cross, Liss LaFleur, closeup photos of their faces

UNT Initiative for the Advancement of the Arts awards fellowships to two CVAD faculty

Lauren Cross, assistant professor and interdisciplinary art and design studies, and Liss LaFleur, associate professor, Studio Art: New Media Art, will receive...
Eagle's Nest, illustration of a green eagle with out-stretched wings

Interior Design-Mechanical Engineering team wins second place in international competition

Congratulations to the UNT collegiate team from the College of Visual Arts and Design and the College of Engineering for winning second place...
Eliza Au smiling at the camera, color head and shoulders portrait, black hair pulled back

Eliza Au wins 2022 ClayHouston Award

Assistant Professor Eliza Au recently received one of the two ClayHouston awards for Texas artists who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color...
Erica Holeman, smiling at the camera, navy blue shirt, brown long hair

Erica Holeman earns Certificate of Typographic Excellence at TD68 competition

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, awards Erica Holeman, assistant professor in graphic design, a Certificate of Typographic Excellence...
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Communication Design students receive national recognition on GDUSA's list of design students to watch

New York City-based Graphic Design USA selected two UNT CVAD undergraduate Communication Design: Graphic Design track students for its 2022 Students to Watch initiative...
First Place! Learn X Design team earns Best Research Case Study

Team CVAD takes 1st place for best case study at international design research conference

"Preparing to introduce design thinking in middle schools — a case study" has been judged No. 1 and awarded the "Best Research Case Study Certificate" among t

AIGA announces the return of Dialectic

American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA, the professional association for design, announced the new Dialectic issue, Volume III, Issue I Winter 2021-2022, which...
Bans off our bodies.

"OURS" by Alicia Eggert is unveiled for the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

In advance of tomorrow's 49th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in partnership with interdisciplinary artist Alicia Eggert...

CVAD + CLASS faculty collaborate to research queer childbirth & family-building in America

Liss LaFleur, M.F.A., associate professor, New Media Art, and Katherine Sobering, Ph.D., assistant professor, sociology, have embarked on a five-year project to research queer childbirth and...
CVAD Fabrication Labs

Need to access the Fab Labs?

The CVAD Fabrication Labs are now open for reservations! Reservations can be made through the CVAD reservation system by logging in with your EUID and password...