The 3 professional programs offered through the College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD) in the Design Department at UNT share a common mission that prepares students to not only meet, but to define and reinvent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact their respective professions in an increasingly changing world. The curricula in each of these programs have been designed to help future designers develop the conceptual, aesthetic, analytical and technical skills necessary to achieve these objectives.
Programs of Study
Embracing research in art and design
At the Design Research Center in downtown Dallas, graduate students develop design-driven solutions to contemporary problems. Our new master’s degree in Interior Design for Sustainability is offered at the Design Research Center to allow collaboration between graduate students and an active design community. Through our participation in research activities, which also includes iARTA, an interdisciplinary research initiative that melds technology and arts, the College of Visual Arts and Design supports an environment of collaboration and exploration that’s critical for graduate students.