Art Building, Room 230
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.art.unt.edu
Hepi Wachter, Chair
The Department of Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with majors in communication design, fashion design and interior design, and administers the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies with a concentration in Design Management, BA , which is housed in the Department of Art Education and Art History. The department offers two graduate degrees: the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with a major in design is offered with concentrations in fashion design, interior design and design research, and the Master of Arts (MA) with a major in design with concentrations in design research and interior design for sustainability. Students interested in these degrees may contact the department chair.
The BFA degree program with a major in communication design is structured to help students who complete the program become effective conceptual thinkers and, most importantly, effective problem solvers Students have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in either graphic design or user-experience design.
The fashion design program prepares its students for successful careers in the fashion industry. In this pursuit, they develop a thorough understanding of the fashion design industry, historically and present day, and the technical skills necessary to design, develop, and merchandise womenswear or menswear lines for the ready-to-wear market.
The CIDA accredited interior design program is structured to provide students with a complete exposure to residential and commercial interior design practice. Our curriculum prepares students for analyzing interior design problems, assessing existing conditions, researching and synthesizing solutions, visually and verbally presenting solutions, and reviewing the process for insights on future improvements, all with the goal of creating interior design solutions that are beautiful, conceptually relevant and safe.
Each major has a review system. Some majors require an entry-level portfolio review and a mid-point portfolio review, which the student must pass to continue in the major. All majors require that seniors pass an exit review prior to graduation. It is the students’ responsibility to familiarize themselves with all requirements for their major. Further information regarding the review system for each major is available from the Department of Design Office, Art Building, Room 230 and the college’s Student Services Office, Art Building Room 232.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts program in interior design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014; 616-458-0400), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
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