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    University of North Texas
    Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Design

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Main Office
Art Building, Room 230

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-565-4717

Web site:

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. 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, and interior design, and the Master of Arts (MA) with a major in design with concentrations ininteraction design. Students interested in these degrees may contact the department  at

For all students seeking a major in the College of Visual Arts and Design, a grade of C or above must be earned in every art-based course required in the College of Visual Arts and Design–completed in residence or transferred to UNT–to be considered for credit toward a CVAD degree. A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives, or prerequisites.

Communication Design 

The BFA degree program with a major in communication design is structured to help students 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.

Fashion 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, and the technical skills necessary to design, develop, and merchandise womenswear or menswear lines for the ready-to-wear market.

Interior Design

The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited interior design program is structured to provide students with entry-level 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 design solutions, and reviewing the process for insights on future design improvements, all to create interior design solutions that areaesthetically and conceptually relevant and support well-being, promote healthy and safe environments.

Portfolio Reviews

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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