About Us

The Department of Art and Art’s internationally recognized research programs (Visual Communication + Emerging Media, Film and Video, Intermedia, Glass, 3D Studio, 2D Studio, Photography, Art History, Art Education) provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate training in theoretical, experimental and applied art, design and new media. With a distinguished faculty of approximately 60 artists, designers and historians and a diverse body of over 650 undergraduate and graduate students, we continue to educate a new generation of artists, designers, historians and educators (http://www.uta.edu/art/).

Our professionally active faculty and students continue to win awards and receive high praise and recognition for their research (http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/news/). Recent Awards include a Guggenheim Fellow, two Joan Mitchell Awards, and two Moss-Chumley Awards. Residencies include the prestigious Villa I Tatti-The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Faculty Exhibitions, publications and presentations number more than 500 over the last year alone. Exhibitions include one person presentations at the Dallas Museum of Art, The Amon Carter Museum, The Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing and venues in Berlin, Trier, Rome, Milan, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago to name a few.

The undergraduate program is the second largest in Texas. Our graduates are sought-after by both industry and academia because of their contemporary and up to date educational experiences. Day by day they accumulate knowledge and habits of learning that are critical for future careers. Our students are daring, ambitious and highly creative. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredits our department; we recently received a full 10-year accreditation. In addition we belong to the New Media Consortium, College Art Association, FATE, TASA, and various state art organizations. Initiatives in 2013-14 include the establishment of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation relationship, expanded internships, the further enhancement of our gaming courses, and the MFA student Summer Travel Research program. This academic year we established the Design and Technology Academy, which will provide our students significant career opportunities. See the departmental newsletters for information (http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/community/publications/).