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Detail of painting by Maria Haag

Studio Art Students Prepare for their MFA Oral Defense

The Department of Studio Art has a busy run-up to graduation this spring as 17 graduate students plan their MFA oral defense...
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...
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 ...
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...
CVAD Student Computer Lab

CVAD IT Services provides remote online access to connect to software from home

The CVAD Student Computer Lab and CVAD computer classrooms are currently closed to on-campus visitors due to COVID-19. However, computers in the CVAD lab and classrooms are configured so...