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About CVAD IT Services • Enhancing Creativity

The College of Visual Arts and Design is in the recently opened $70 million UNT Art Building — one of the world's most technologically advanced art and design facilities with the latest technology to bring an artist's vision to life with the support of the CVAD IT Services team. The new Art Annex, a $10 million new construction project, complements the Art Building with a state-of-the-art home for the Studio Art Ceramics program and 40 art studios for each Studio Art M.F.A. student.

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 while using 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.  

Resources and Support

CVAD IT Services Help Desk • Art Building, Room 371

In-person Help: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Virtual/Online Help
 • web-based application: Microsoft® Teams or 
 • email: or
 • phone: 940-565-4522

Computer Classrooms

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.

Digital Fabrication Lab and Student Computer Lab

The student labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by skilled and professional artists. For a video demonstration in the Fab Lab visit CVAD's YouTube Channel.

Digital Fabrication Lab: Located on the third floor of the Art Building, Room 361. This lab is an open resource for undergraduate and graduate students to use the latest digital fabrication tools to produce 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: Located in Room 361 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. The Textile Fab Lab's equipment includes sewing, weaving, flat-bed knitting, fiber processing and hand tools.

Student Computer Lab, "SCL": The CVAD Student Computer Lab, Art Building, Room 375, is open to all currently enrolled UNT students, as well as active faculty and staff. Anyone wishing to use the lab must present a valid UNT ID to be admitted. 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, and structure sensors.

Note: Students must check out laptops from a Willis Library Laptop Check Out location.

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 software license through Adobe. While on campus, the use of Adobe Creative Cloud is free of charge in the Student Computer Lab, all Computer Classrooms, and the Classroom on Wheels laptops.

Equipment Checkout Service

Use the CVAD IT Services WebCheckout Patron Portal 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsThe most frequently asked questions are easily accessed on the CVAD IT Services' FAQs web page. Whether you need to print from home or check out a camera, the FAQs page is a handy information resource for students, staff and faculty. 

Contact Information

Website: CVAD IT Service Desk
Art Building, Room 371

Note: Should you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to fully participate in a CVAD event, please contact the CVAD Dean's Office,, 940-565-4001. For voice access, dial 1-800-RELAYTX (735-2989). Please make the request as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

UNT is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, phone: (703) 437-0700; fax: (703) 437-6312; email: In 2020, UNT achieved designation from the Department of Education as a Title III & Title V Minority-Serving Institution and as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

CVAD Mission: Cultivating creative talent and critical minds within a collaborative and caring environment.