School of Art and Design
The UNC School of Art & Design is, and has long been, a leader in the preparation of 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. Students in the School of Art and Design 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 students the opportunity to explore different media and expand their knowledge under the guidance of faculty artists.
Areas of Study
The Mariani Gallery has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities since 1972. Students are exposed to exhibits that feature a variety of artworks and art making choices, helping to inform possible future career choices.
The Oak Room Gallery
The Oak Room Gallery exhibition schedule focuses on undergraduate and graduate student work ranging from solo Honors and Graduate Thesis exhibits to group shows representing various program areas.
Arts Annex Gallery Spaces
The Arts Annex serves as additional gallery space as well as housing classrooms.
The Lydia Ruyle Room of Women’s Art
An archival space designed to provide viewing and study, for students and the public, of our current and future art collections. The only room of it’s kind, it was made possible by a generous donation from Bob and Lydia Ruyle.