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.
Areas of Study
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.