CVAD Information Technology Services
About CVAD IT Services • Enhancing Creativity
In October 2019, UNT celebrated the grand opening of its new $70 million College of Visual Arts and Design building — one of the most technologically-advanced art facilities in the world. All CVAD programs use the latest technology to bring an artist's vision to life with the support of the CVAD IT Services team.
To support the college's award-winning programs in art education, art history, design and studio arts in the expanded and renovated world-class complex, unique resources are provided for students to learn on the latest digital fabrication tools, 3D scanners, 3D printers, computer numerical control routers, laser cutters and engravers, plasma cutters and waterjet cutters — supported by the CVAD IT Services team.
Providing direct information technology support for the College of Visual Arts and Design, students, faculty and staff, the CVAD IT Services team helps with issues on university-owned computers or technology within CVAD facilities or those used remotely. Visit the CVAD IT website for more information and hours of operation.
Resources and Support
CVAD IT Services Help Desk • Art Building, Room 371
In-person Help: Until further notice, the on-campus CVAD IT Services Help Desk is available only by appointment. All students may make reservations online using the CVAD IT Services Reservations System.
Virtual/Online Help: By contacting the help desk, students, faculty and staff can be assisted with university-owned computers or technology in classrooms, labs or offices.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is committed to providing students with the latest technology required to succeed in a creative, artistic profession. These computer classrooms, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Art Building, offer state-of-the-art technology and the most current software applications for Mac and Windows operating systems.
Computer and Fabrication Labs
The student labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by skilled and professional artists.
Digital Fabrication Lab: Located on the third floor of the Art Building constructed in 2019, the continuous four-room lab includes the Check-in Room, Room 361; Demonstration Area, Room 351; Laser Room, Room 351A, and the CNC area, Room 366. This lab is an open resource for undergraduate and graduate students to use the latest digital fabrication tools in the production of their work. Equipment in the Digital Fab Lab includes 3D printers, 3D scanners, CNC routers, fabric printers, laser cutters and engravers, and plasma and waterjet cutters.
Textile Fabrication Lab: Located in Room 366 of the Art Building, this resource for current CVAD students provides for the integration of textile processes such as knitting, sewing, and weaving into cross-disciplinary applications. Equipment in the Textile Fab Lab includes machines for sewing, weaving, flat-bed knitting, fiber processing and hand tool.
Student Computer Lab is open to all currently enrolled UNT students, as well as active faculty and staff. Anyone who wishes to use the lab must first present a valid UNT ID to be admitted access. If you have any questions or need assistance while in the lab, please see one of the lab attendants at the front desk. Equipment available through the SCL includes iMacs, laser printers, large format printers, 3D printers and scanners, Wacom Cintiq tablets, structure sensors. Students also may check out laptops from the SCL.
Remote Access Student Computer Lab
The CVAD Student Computer Lab offers access to many of the same software packages that are available in the Student Computer Lab on campus. Software licensing restrictions do not allow us to offer every package, however. Adobe Creative Cloud, for example, is not accessible off-campus unless you have purchased your own software license through Adobe. While on campus, Adobe Creative Cloud is available free of charge in the Student Computer Lab, all of our Computer Classrooms, and on our Classroom on Wheels laptops.
Equipment Checkout Service
CVAD IT Services Equipment Checkout allows you to check out state-owned equipment for university use (academic or professional) for a set amount of time, free of charge.
Whether you work in a Mac or Windows operating system, CVAD IT Services provides and maintains the latest software in the CVAD student computing labs and computing classrooms.
The most frequently asked questions make are easily accessed on the home page of CVAD IT Services. Whether you need to print from home or check out a camera, the FAQs list a handy information resource for students, staff and faculty.