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Creative U, Summer Arts Program for high school juniors and seniors

June 2023: CVAD plans a summer camp for high school seniors, juniors

The College of Visual Arts and Design plans to host high school juniors and seniors for a day camp in the summer of 2023.
Graduation cap and tassel on a green background

There's still time to apply for a Fall 2023 Scholarship!

The University of North Texas and the College of Visual Arts and Design offer various scholarship opportunities to help you finance your education. A scholarship is a financial award given to...
Alicia Eggert, curly hair, goldenrod knit cap

Alicia Eggert's "This Present Moment" at 11,600 feet

Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture, collaborated with the Long Now Foundation to take her neon sign, "This Present Moment," to the top of...
Job Fair and Material Expo in all caps, brown, curly type

Join us Feb. 9 for the UNT IDSA and UNT Career Center Interior Design Job Fair & Material Expo

Visitors to the Interior Design Student Association and UNT Career Center job fair can visit with representatives from 20 companies that employ interior designers...
Brennah Wagner smiling at the camera, long brown wavy hair

Sophomore takes first prize in UNT OperaWorks poster competition

“To-re-a-dor en guarde…!” Thrill to some of the greatest music ever written in one of the world’s most popular operas with marketing materials designed by UNT CVAD sophomore Brennah Wagner.
R'Bonney Gabriel looking at the camera, head and shoulders, brown hair, hazel eyes

The Miss Universe crown goes to Fashion Design Alumna R'Bonney Gabriel

With an estimated TV audience of 500 million viewers in more than 190 territories, 84 contestants vied on Jan. 14, 2023, for the title at the New Orleans...
Kelly looking at the camera, black-and-white, head-and-shoulders portrait

"Living with Art" co-authored by Professor Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Kelly Donahue-Wallace has authored the newest edition of "Living with Art," an art appreciation textbook with co-author Mark Getlein...
White embossed dove carrying a blue stalk in its beak.

Communication Design Program Faculty Publication of "Dialectic" by Gibson and Owens

The Winter 2022-23 issue of "Dialectic," Volume 4, Issue 1, published by the University of Michigan Publishing Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., is now available and includes
Johnathan standing next to a dress he designed

Fall 2022 UNT Great Grad: Johnathan de la Cruz, Fashion Design

The Fall 2023 graduate is a Fashion Design major with three minors: Photography, Merchandising and Sculpture. The senior also manages two jobs along with all his schoolwork.
Scott Peck smiling, wearing a coat and tie, black-and-white head-and-shoulders photo.

Fall 2022 UNT Great Grad: Scott Peck, Ph.D., Art Education

On June 28, 2005, the Dallas Fire Department responded to a six-alarm fire at the Museum of Biblical Art, a non-profit, non-denominational organization home to works of art inspired...
Emmy Bright smiling at the camera, short hair, glasses

CVAD welcomes a solo exhibition of work by artist Emmy Bright, March 21–July 2023

Working with drawing, writing, print and performance, Bright investigates the problems of connection and boundaries...
Jennifer Stanley holding up her Oris Glisson Fellowship certificate

CVAD Fashion Designers exhibit at the 2022 ITAA annual conference

“Innovate to Elevate,” the theme of the 2022 annual conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association, is where CVAD Fashion Design...
Spring 2023 Rotating Topics Courses

Spring 2023 Rotating Topics Courses, Art History, Design & Studio Art

Studio Art presents the 2023 Spring Rotating Topics
R'Bonney Gabriel looking at the camera, head and shoulders, brown hair, hazel eyes

Fashion Design alumna R'Bonney Gabriel wins Miss USA 2022

R’Bonney Gabriel, 2018, B.F.A., Fashion Design, wears many hats, but when she made history as the first Filipina American to win...
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!
Doug May smiling at the camera, silver-haired man with glasses

Doug May awarded multiple top awards for design works

Graphis Publications has recognized four graphic design works recently created by Doug May...
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...
Lauren Cross smiling at the camera, wearing glasses, books on shelves in the background

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...
pink, blue and purple stuffed wolf face baring its teeth

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...
Head and shoulders portrait of Ana M. Lopez smiling at the camera

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...
Karen Hutzel smiling at the camera

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...
Kristina Armitage smiling at the camera

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...
Graphic Design USA

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...