Curriculum Guides for Undergraduate Degrees and Minors

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guides

The curriculum guides listed in portable document files, PDFs, are suggested to complete your program of study in four years. Visit the Programs of Study for more information.

• Art Education Degree

Art History Degree

Communication Design Degree Concentrations
• Communication Design Degree: Graphic Design
• Communication Design Degree: User-Experience Design

• Fashion Design Degree

Interior Design Degree

• Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Degree — Open Track

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Concentrations
• IADS Degree: Arts Management
• IADS Degree: Design Management

Studio Art Degree Concentrations

Ceramics

Drawing and Painting

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

New Media Art

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture


For Undergraduates: CVAD Minor Fields of Study, 2020-2021

Updated: 3-10-20; Minors PDF to download.

Minors include a minimum of 18 semester hours of coursework in art, with at least six semester hours in advanced courses: 3000 or 4000 levels. At least nine semester hours of art must be completed at UNT. Approved minor course sequences, also called concentrations, are listed below; prerequisites are as stated in the catalog. For the full list of minors at UNT, please visit the Major, Minors and Certificates web page in the 2020-2021 UNT Undergraduate Catalog.

Note: For all students seeking a minor in the College of Visual Arts and Design, a grade of C or above must be earned in every art-based course required in the College of Visual Arts and Design — completed in residence or transferred to UNT — to be considered for credit toward a CVAD degree. A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives or prerequisites.

Art History Minor

ART 2350: Art History Survey I
ART 2360: Art History Survey II
ART 2370: Art History Survey III
and 9 hours of advanced art history: AEAH 4801-4844

Ceramics Minor

 6 hours from Foundations (listed below) 

• ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
• ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal & Virtual) 
• ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 

ASTU 2101: Beginning Ceramics: Hand building
ASTU 2102: Beginning Ceramics: Throwing
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3101: Intermediate Ceramics: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3102: Intermediate Ceramics: Surface & Ornamentation
• ASTU 3103: Intermediate Ceramics: Form, Function & the Body
• ASTU 3104: Intermediate Ceramics: Molds & Multiples
• ASTU 3105: Intermediate Ceramics: Material Studies

Drawing and Painting Minor

 ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
ART 1700 Foundations: Space -OR- ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 
ASTU 2201: Beginning Drawing & Painting: Painting 1 
ASTU 2202: Beginning Drawing & Painting: Painting 2 
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3201: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3202: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Figure Drawing 1
• ASTU 3203: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Figure Drawing 2
• ASTU 3204: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Figure Painting
• ASTU 3205: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Experimental Methods
• ASTU 3206: Intermediate Drawing & Painting: Series, Themes, & Variations

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Minor

6 hours from Foundations (listed below) 

• ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
• ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal & Virtual)
• ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 

ASTU 2401: Beginning Metalsmithing 
ASTU 2402: Beginning Jewelry 
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3401: Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3402: Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Color and Surface
• ASTU 3403: Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Plasticity
• ASTU 3404: Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Adornment
• ASTU 3405: Intermediate Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Technology

New Media Art Minor

6 hours from Foundations (listed below) 

• ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
• ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal & Virtual) 
• ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 

ASTU 2701: Beginning New Media: Time & Movement 
ASTU 2702: Beginning New Media: Analog & Avant-Garde 
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3701: Intermediate New Media: Rotating Topics in New Media Art
• ASTU 3702: Intermediate New Media: Net Art
• ASTU 3703: Intermediate New Media: Creative Coding
• ASTU 3704: Intermediate New Media: Performance & Electronic Media
• ASTU 3705: Intermediate New Media: Augmented & Virtual Reality Art

Photography Minor

6 hours from Foundations (listed below) 

• ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
• ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal & Virtual)
• ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 

ASTU 2501: Beginning Photography: Photography 1
ASTU 2502: Beginning Photography: Photography 2
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3501: Intermediate Photography: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3502: Intermediate Photography: Darkroom Photography
• ASTU 3503: Intermediate Photography: Digital Imaging
• ASTU 3504 Intermediate Photography: Photography, Sound & the Moving Image
• ASTU 3505 Intermediate Photography: Alternative Processes
• ASTU 3506 Intermediate Photography: Lighting Techniques

Printmaking Minor

ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation
ART 1700 Foundations: Space -OR- ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 
ASTU 2601 Beginning Printmaking: Relief 
ASTU 2602 Beginning Printmaking: Silkscreen
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3601 Intermediate Printmaking: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3602 Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio
• ASTU 3603 Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
• ASTU 3604 Intermediate Printmaking: Monotype

Sculpture Minor

6 hours from Foundations (listed below) 

• ART 1600 Foundations: Perception & Translation 
• ART 1700 Foundations: Space (Physical, Temporal & Virtual) 
• ART 1800 Foundations: Narrative & Representation 

ASTU 2801: Beginning Sculpture: Traditional Methods
ASTU 2802: Beginning Sculpture: Digital Methods
and 6 hours from the menu below

• ASTU 3801: Intermediate Sculpture: Rotating Topics
• ASTU 3802: Intermediate Sculpture: Multiples & Monuments
• ASTU 3803: Intermediate Sculpture: Installation Art
• ASTU 3804: Intermediate Sculpture: Art in Public


The interior design program leading to the B.F.A. in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The B.F.A. in Interior Design granted by the University of North Texas meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.