Art Building, Room 316
1155 Union Circle #305100
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.art.unt.edu
Jerry Austin, Chair
The Department of Studio Art offers the BFA degree with a major in studio art and concentrations in ceramics, drawing and painting, fibers, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor. Students interested in these degrees may contact the department chair.
Studio classrooms are open to students most evenings and weekends for completion of required class work. Students must provide their own art supplies.
The mission of the Department of Studio Art is to promote excellence in the visual arts through a comprehensive educational program in its nine disciplines: ceramics, drawing and painting, fibers, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor. We transmit our artistic heritage, lay a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity so that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice.
Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design will initially be advised by the office of Student Services. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the major. It is strongly recommended that students not attempt advanced art program courses before being admitted to the major. For full details see an academic advisor in the Art building, Room 111.
Each concentration has a review system. Some concentrations require an entry-level portfolio review and a mid-point portfolio review, which the student must pass to continue in the concentration. All concentrations require that seniors pass an exit review and/or a capstone course prior to graduation. It is the students’ responsibility to familiarize themselves with all requirements for their concentration. Further information regarding the review system for each concentration is available from the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office in the Art Building, Room 111. Upon request, advising staff will provide students with a curriculum sheet that specifies degree requirements and outlines the procedure for required review(s) in their concentration.
Students who do not pass one or another of the successive required reviews should consult with their faculty advisor and/or the department chairperson regarding further options.
Students are responsible for notifying faculty that they need to participate in the exit review. A faculty advisor in the student’s major should be contacted at the beginning of the student’s last fall or spring term/semester prior to graduation. Exit reviews are conducted only in fall and spring terms/semesters. Students who anticipate summer graduation must have their work reviewed during the previous spring term.
Note: Students should contact a faculty advisor in their major for specific expectations and procedures for all portfolio reviews.
Programs of Study
The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:
The department also offers studio art minors in ceramics , fibers , metalsmithing and jewelry , photography and sculpture .
The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:
- Master of Fine Arts with a major in studio art and concentrations in ceramics, drawing and painting, fibers, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.
For complete information, consult the Graduate Catalog.