The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Art and Design Department strives to prepare students for a professional career in the arts—whether that be studio art, design, or art education—through hands-on courses and real-world experiences within the field.

Studio Art

Studio art students are offered an emphasis in ceramics, drawing, glass, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture where they explore their individual voice and explore theoretical and technical considerations.

Design

Students can obtain a major or minor in the VCD Program that relates to current graphic design practice. The VCD educational experience involves a well-rounded fine art studio foundation with a design emphasis that involves the current practice, technology and theory of graphic design layout, typographic communications, identity branding systems, illustration, packaging, motion graphics and website design.

Art Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Education prepares students to teach art in Kindergarten through twelfth grades. The program includes a wide range of studio courses to develop creative ability, methodology courses for pedagogical competence and courses for understanding the philosophy behind and psychology of art education.

Art History

A BA in Art History offers a range of upper-level courses from the Renaissance to Late Modern periods. Through classroom lectures, discussions, and assigned projects and papers, students learn to interpret visual art using a variety of methodologies and contextual frameworks grounded in a critical understanding of the Western tradition.

MAKE YOUR REALITY

Art and Design students get a well-rounded foundational art experience studying and implementing the basic principles of design while also exploring their creative ideas and personal expression. From the first day, students are encouraged to explore, experiment, solve problems, and think critically so that they can make their reality at UNK.

SCHOLARSHIPS

In order to assist students with additional financial support, UNK’s Art and Design department offers scholarships to both incoming freshmen and currently enrolled students. Scholarships are talent-based, requiring students to submit a digital portfolio of their work to reviewed by the scholarship committee. Select your current status for more information and to apply today!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

JADEN ESTES CARLSON

That’s right! After a little hiatus, we are bringing back the Student Spotlight! And there’s no one better to kick this off this belated return than Jaden Estes Carlson. Jaden is a soon-to-be graduated senior within the Art Education program with an emphasis in Ceramics. And this woman can produce! Her senior exhibition is currently dominating the Walker Gallery with an incredibly colorful flair, a fitting visual simile for her prismatic personality.

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CURRENTLY IN THE WALKER GALLERY

ART EDUCATION SENIOR EXHIBITION

November 4–November 14

Senior Art Education students display their senior exhibition including works by Jaden Estes Carlson and Dylan Folkers.

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