School of Art and Design
The UNC School of Art & Design is a leader in the preparing distinguished artists and art educators in Colorado and beyond. Our challenging and comprehensive curriculum integrates in-depth studio and classroom exploration with education in aesthetics, criticism, and art history. With us, you will gain hands-on studio experience in a nationally accredited program with small class sizes and an emphasis on individual attention. Our curriculum is designed to give you the opportunity to explore different media and expand your knowledge under the guidance of faculty artists.
Take a Look Around!
Choose from our variety of undergraduate programs in visual arts!
Areas of Study
The art K-12 teacher education program prepares students to teach visual arts in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.
Students are introduced to the process of making ceramics beginning with clay body composition through procedures for firing kilns and glazing techniques & formulas.
Offering state-of-the-art computer imaging, artistic exploration and knowledge beyond visualizing scientific concepts; skills often sought by employers.
Emphasis includes composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives.
Work as creative visual thinkers and communicators using a variety of traditional print and emerging digital media.
Classes offered in basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art.
Teaching technical painting ability and vocabulary, development of individual expression leading to thematic connections.
Provides fundamentals of photograpic imaging that aides in understanding of traditional techniques, experimental and non-traditional digital imaging.
Offers courses in Relief Printmaking, Monotypes, Screen Printing, and Letterpress.
Learn a variety of sculpture making techniques including welding, ceramic shell casting, assemblage in a studio spaces indoors and outdoors.
Campus Commons Gallery
Constructed in 2018, Campus Commons Gallery hosts originally curated, contemporary exhibitions and is the largest of our exhibition spaces, located in the student-centered campus hub, Campus Commons.
Mariani Gallery is an exhibition space that has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities since 1972. Each exhibition explores concepts and themes through interdisciplinary collaboration, exposing our students to a variety of processes, methods, and art making choices.
Oak Room Gallery
Oak Room Gallery is a quaint and charmingly unique gallery area in which the exhibitions are curated to enhance and complement the history of the space.
Meet Our Alumni
Armando Silva, '10
2022 UNC Honored Alum
Artist Armando Silva has left his mark on Northern Colorado and across the state in a larger-than-life way. His murals can be seen on buildings throughout downtown Greeley, adding an artistic touch to the area's business revitalization.
Silva is committed to giving back to the community and has partnered with numerous museums, community centers, non-profits, and schools. He served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus where his piece Corazon is permanently displayed on the outside of the building.