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Huy Nguyen

Big Design Scholarship awarded to CVAD student in MA in IXD program

Two UNT graduate students won the first annual scholarships from Big Design, a Dallas-based non-profit headed by Brian Sullivan, director of design at Sabre, the travel technology company in Southlake...
Parker Metcalf, head and shoulders

Graphic Design alumnus awarded prestigious international internship

Alumnus Parker Metcalf has been awarded a rare and highly competitive, paid six-month journey through the World's Greatest Internship, WGI. As one of only four selected from approximately 500 applications...
100-page sketchbook, ruler and Art Kit with supplies

CARES Act, UNT Learning Center to provide Art Kits at no cost to first-time-in-college CVAD students 

This summer, first-time-in-college CVAD students who attend UNT's Freshman Orientation face-to-face sessions will be provided an Art Kit from Voertman's at no cost to the student. Each Art Kit includes...
Party popper in with confetti

Announcement: UNT Promotions & Tenure in CVAD!

Promotion and tenure announcement: congrats!
Nada Shabout

Nada Shabout receives national award from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Board of Directors has announced Nada Shabout is a recipient of the 2020 Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature as the endorsed by His Highness...
Diversity in Design

Thermador and IDS announce $10k Scholarship

The Diversity in Design Pipeline Initiative is a brand-new scholarship program developed by Thermador® and the Interior Design Society. In partnership with IDS, Thermador® is launching this initiative to...
Vicki Meek portrait, photo by Nan Coulter

Art League Houston Honors Vicki Meek as Artist of the Year

Art League Houston is celebrating Dallas-based Artist Vicki Meek, CVAD adjunct faculty, as the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year. Recognized as an artist, curator...
Texas State Artist

Texas Commission on the Arts selects CVAD retired professor and an alumna as State Artists

The Texas Commission on the Arts appointed retired Professor Annette Lawrence and alumna Celia L. Álvarez Muñoz (1982, Studio Art) to the Texas State Legislature’s 2021 and 2022 positions of...
Launch Agency logo

Launch Agency Scholarship Winners: Ashley Owen, Kristina Armitage

Congratulations to this year’s Launch Scholarship recipients, Kristina Armitage for design and Ashley Owen for art direction! This annual scholarship was created by the Launch Agency, Dallas, in 2007 for students in...
Sculpture student carrying a mylar balloon potted cactus

Sculpture students create immersive art experience for annual film festival

Answering an open call for proposals from True/False 21 Film Festival, Columbia, Mo., five students in Associate Professor Alicia Eggert's Special Problems course, ART 4900, came together as the Velvet Sol ...
Alicia Eggert head and shoulders

The Meadows Museum announces Alicia Eggert as the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist

May 5, 2021: The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, announces UNT CVAD Associate Professor Alicia Eggert as the winner of...
UNT Great Grads selected from CVAD

UNT selects three CVAD students as Spring 2021 Great Grads

Each spring, thousands of University of North Texas students earn their degrees and become UNT alumni. Every one of them should be tremendously proud of everything...
Detail from a poster by Doug May

Graphis awards Doug May two silver medals

Graphis awards Douglas D. May, assistant professor and UNT alumnus, silver medals in the international design journal Graphis Poster 2022 for two entries...
Onstead Fellows, Evan Blackwell and Martha Calderon

The Onstead Institute announces 2021-2022 fellows

Evan Blackwell is in CVAD's Art History 4+1 Graduate Track Program and graduates in May with a B.A. in Art History and a minor in LGBTQ Studies. Pursuing an M.A....
Drawing on a billboard of people standing in line

Andrew DeCaen among 30 artists selected for L.A. billboard exhibition

April 5, 2021 — Andrew DeCaen, associate professor, Studio Art: Printmaking, is one of 30 artists selected to have work reproduced on billboards throughout Los Angeles for the 2021 L.A. Billboard Exhibition...
Hostess dress

TFC celebrates Fashion in Residence at NorthPark Center

Celebrating a century of at-home dress at NorthPark Center in Dallas, the Texas Fashion Collection's exhibition, Fashion in Residence, explores the design innovations and cultural changes associated with clothing...
Mai-Linh Lillard, senior, comm design student, head and shoulders portrait

Congratulations to our winners at the 2021 AAF Dallas ADDYs!

UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design students have been awarded six medals in the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards, ADDYs, presented by the American Advertising Federation of Dallas, AAF Dallas...
Lisa N. Owen, black-and-white, smiling woman, short hair

Lisa N. Owen elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the American Institute of Indian Studies

Lisa N. Owen, associate professor of Art History, recently was elected to the American Institute of Indian Studies Board of Trustees. The institute is the nation’s premier...
Karen Hutzel, head and shoulders photo, smiling woman wearing a blue top

Announcement from the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dear CVAD community,   I am pleased to announce, following our national search, Dr. Karen Hutzel has been selected as the new Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design effective July 1, 2021...
CVAD map

New construction begins on ceramics and graduate studios for Studio Art Department

New construction of approximately 26,500 sq. feet has begun to house CVAD's Studio Art Department Ceramics program, graduate studios, and outdoor space to be located at Mulberry Street and...
Graphis 2021 annual, close up

CVAD wins big at Graphis New Talent Competition 2021

The College of Visual Arts and Design wins big at this year's Graphis New Talent Competition taking home 4.3 percent of the total awards by 50 percent of the UNT CVAD entries...
Stephen Zhang, self-portrait watercolor

Stephen Zhang wins's Best in Show

The spring 2021 edition of's Watercolor Artist magazine features "Paintings with Power" that presents prizewinning works from the 12th Annual Watermedia Showcase in which Stephen Zhang...
Faculty Excellence Awards

Dorff, Packer and Shabout earn UNT Faculty Excellence Awards

Three CVAD faculty members have been selected for awards of excellence to be presented formally in April at UNT's Salute to Faculty Excellence event. The selection committee members were Warren Burggren, professor, biological...
USA Fellowships 2021: 60 bold

National Arts Funding Organization names two CVAD alums as USA Fellows

United States Artists, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, announced its 2021 USA Fellows with two of the 60 fellows on the list who are graduates of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design...
Phil Samson, portrait

UNT Science Research Building installs two sculptures by MFA student

Two sculptures created by Phil Samson, graduate student in Studio Art: Sculpture, recently were installed in the foyer of the UNT Science Research Building...
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...