In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:
Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or a verbal ACT score of 18 or higher.
Transfer freshman applicants (with fewer than 30 hours) must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Transfer applicants with more than 30 hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
Applicants have the opportunity to submit a one-page support document/image that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of application, this optional document/image should be submitted to https://art.unt.edu/forms/CVAD_entry
Under exceptional circumstances applicants who do not meet the preceding requirements may be admitted into the College of Visual Arts and Design based on the strength of this optional support document/image.
Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design will be classified as pre-majors. To be admitted to the studio art major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art courses), a pre-major must meet all the following requirements:
Complete a minimum of 30 hours of college courses (including the following) and:
Complete the following with a grade of C or better
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.
24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.