Who We Are
The School of Art and Design offers enriching classroom involvement that incorporates real-world experience, preparing students for successful and rewarding careers in the Arts. Graduates from our School go on to careers as professional studio artists, art educators, art historians, designers, and entrepreneurs.
At UNC, you’ll gain an education that is hands-on, creative and challenging by design. The UNC School of Art and 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 research, criticism and art history. You’ll work and create in studios and classrooms in a nationally accredited program with small class sizes and individual attention. And, with a curriculum that is designed to give you the opportunity to explore different media, you’ll expand your knowledge with the guidance of faculty artists.
Areas of Study
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.
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 utilized as a student-focused exhibition space.
The 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.