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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.

The UNC School of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Gallery Hours

Monday:10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday:10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

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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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Fibers Area at UNC

Fibers

The studio includes facilities for various surface processes such as screen-printing and dye work, as well as cloth construction on tapestry, four- and eight-harness floor looms.

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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

Comprehensive study of 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 Intaglio Printmaking, Relief Printmaking and Monotypes.

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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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Galleries

Campus Commons Gallery

Constructed in 2018, Campus Commons Gallery is the largest of our exhibition spaces, located in Campus Commons: A student-centered, hub of campus. CC Gallery hosts six originally curated, contemporary exhibitions per year. Each exhibition explores concepts and themes through interdisciplinary, 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

Since 1972, the Mariani Gallery has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities. Its outreach is increasingly growing to other nearby cities such as the greater Denver and Boulder areas. For the Spring 2019 semester, Mariani Gallery will be utalized as a student-focused exhibition space. 


Oak Room Gallery

The Oak Room Gallery accepts proposals from UNC students, faculty, and the community for monthly exhibitions. Under the guidance of the Galleries staff, students and guest exhibitors are given the opportunity to curate and install their own artwork. The experience reinforces the curriculum and skill-sets learned in the classroom, preparing our students for a life-long career in the arts. 


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Gallery Hours

M-F: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm

By appointment:
970-351-2184

Contact

galleries@unco.edu

Locations

Campus Commons Gallery
Campus Commons
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Mariani Gallery
Guggenheim Hall, Rm 100 
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Oak Room Gallery
Crabbe Hall, Rm 201
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