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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.

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Areas of Study

Art Education Area at UNC

Art Education

The art K-12 teacher education program prepares students to teach visual arts in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

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Art History Area at UNC

Art History

Offering courses ranging from history of art to Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, African, Native, Pre-Columbian, Japanese, Chinese, Contemporary, and Women Artists.

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Ceramics Area at UNC

Ceramics

Students are introduced to the process of making ceramics beginning with clay body composition through procedures for firing kilns and glazing techniques & formulas.

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Digital Media Area at UNC

Digital Media

Offering state-of-the-art computer imaging, artistic exploration and knowledge beyond visualizing scientific concepts; skills often sought by employers.

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Drawing Emphasis at UNC

Drawing

Emphasis includes composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives.

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Graphic Design Area at UNC

Graphic Design

Work as creative visual thinkers and communicators using a variety of traditional print and emerging digital media.

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Metals Area at UNC

Metals

Classes offered in basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art.

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Painting at UNC

Painting

Teaching technical painting ability and vocabulary, development of individual expression leading to thematic connections.

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Photography Area at UNC

Photography

Provides fundamentals of photograpic imaging that aides in understanding of traditional techniques, experimental and non-traditional digital imaging.

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Printmaking Area at UNC

Printmaking

Offers courses in Relief Printmaking, Monotypes, Screen Printing, and Letterpress.

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Sculpture Area at UNC

Sculpture

Learn a variety of sculpture making techniques including welding, ceramic shell casting, assemblage in a studio spaces indoors and outdoors.

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Art Galleries

Campus Commons Gallery

Campus Commons, First Floor

Constructed in 2018, Campus Commons Gallery is the largest of our exhibition spaces, located in Campus Commons: a student-centered campus hub. CC Gallery hosts six originally curated, contemporary exhibitions per year. Each exhibition explores concepts and themes through interdisciplinary collaboration, exposing our students to a variety of processes, methods, and art making choices. Campus Commons Gallery is an originally curated exhibition space and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Mariani Gallery

Guggenheim Hall, Room 100

Mariani Gallery is currently a student exhibition space that has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities since 1972.

Gallery Hours

Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

By appointment:
970-351-2184

Contact

galleries@unco.edu

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