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Becoming a CVAD Undergraduate Student • Info Request

A community where you belong: 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.

Not sure if you're a Transfer Student? Check the UNT Admissions Transfer Admissions web page.

Btw: Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! #untcvad Follow us on YouTube too! 

Tours of the Art Building

Virtual Tour: For a virtual tour, visit the Art Building Virtual Tour web page.

In-person Tour: Visit the UNT Tour website to schedule a campus or college-specific tour. When registering, select your area of interest in Step 2 to view the available college-specific tour days.

Anytime the Art Building is open, you may take a self-guided tour at your convenience. Visit the Art Building Hours web page for the current hours the building is open. 

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 created in CVAD classes before advancing to higher-level courses.


Which program interests you? Explore the various pages and descriptions of each program to help you find your creative home at CVAD.

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 (This program is not to be confused with the study of computer animation or animation design, which is not offered at UNT.)


UNT Admissions  |  International Student Admissions  |  Tuition, Costs, Aid: Paying for College
Transfer Information UNT Transfer Guides  |  UNT Housing  |  Student Veterans Affairs 
UNT Denton Campus Tour — not a CVAD/Art Building tour  

Contact the CVAD Recruiter

Questions? Contact Kevin Contreras, CVAD recruiter.


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, cvad@unt.edu, 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: info@arts-accredit.org. 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.