Becoming a CVAD Undergraduate Student • Info Request

Explore CVAD!

Let us help you discover your vision, find your voice and feed your passion at your home for creativity — CVAD! 

Note: The information on this page is for undergraduate-level students. If you are seeking a graduate program, please visit the web page for Graduate Student Advising.  

Undergraduate Information

Do you have questions not answered on the Programs of Study links or the Future Students page? Let us know how we can help: fill out the webform on this page and we will respond to you as soon as possible during our hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Tour the CVAD Facilities

Note: In-person tours are suspended until further notice due to health precautions. Virtual tours are available by visiting the Art Building Virtual Tour web page.  

CVAD Programs of Study

Read about the 16 undergraduate degrees offered in CVAD; look over the degree and curriculum information in your area(s) of interest. Are you ready to join the College of Visual Arts and Design? Your first step is to apply to UNT!


IMPORTANT NOTE: A portfolio is not required, requested or accepted from new or transfer students for admission to CVAD — your entry portfolio will be made from work in CVAD classes before advancing to higher-level courses.

Art Education

Art History 


Communication Design Two tracks: Graphic Design and User-Experience Design
Fashion Design
Interior Design

Foundations, the preparatory program

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies

Three tracks: Arts Management Track | Design Management Track | Open Track

Studio Art (seven concentrations)

Drawing and Painting
Metalsmithing and Jewelry
New Media Art


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Request for CVAD Undergraduate Information

NEXT STEPS: Apply to UNT. There is no separate admissions process for the College of Visual Arts and Design. Once you are admitted to UNT, it is university policy that all new/transfer students attend UNT Orientation. During Orientation, your academic advisor will review your transcripts, ask you about your goals and plans, and go over specific recommendations based on these things. If you have circumstances that prevent your attendance at Orientation, please contact the Transfer Orientation Office,
A portfolio for any CVAD program is not accepted from incoming new or transfer students. An entry portfolio will be created from work completed in CVAD courses.
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