Join us as we champion the transformative power of visual arts and design. Our students will be the innovative leaders of tomorrow!

As one of the best arts schools in the nation, teaching art has been a vital part of UNT since it was first taught in 1894, only four years after the institution was founded. Cora Stafford, an imaginative leader who served on the faculty and as director for four decades before retiring in 1964, played a major role in guiding the art program to the reputation it maintains today.

Read more about our history, our new building and how to pursue your future in art and design at CVAD.

Explore our programs... find your creative home at CVAD.

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We believe art and design are essential to the human experience.

Art is what defines us. As educators, designers, makers, researchers and scholars, from distinguished research professors to entering undergrads, we are a community of the creative and the curious. Collectively, we encourage creative futures for a diverse population on an increasingly global stage. Through rigorous arts-based education, arts- and client-based studio practice, scholarship and research, we engage with communities both near and far.
Join us as we challenge "what is" by exploring "what could be..."

Visit the CVAD News and Views website to see what's happening in the Art Building

What's up in the Art Building?  

CVAD N&V is your portal for news. Read the articles, find us on social media and share your news.

Li-Fen Anny Chang, UNT CVAD associate professor, Fashion Design

CVAD Faculty in the News

Whether exhibiting art, winning awards or conducting research, CVAD faculty are always making news.

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Ways to connect with CVAD

First, connect with our college recruiter and while you're on the CVAD News and Views site, check out what's in the news!

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