• 2016 End of Year BBQ

    The Art and Design Department’s annual BBQ was held at Centennial Park on May 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Students and faculty gathered and ate, participated in a drawing for artworks, tie-dyed shirts, and played soccer and badminton. (photos)  

  • Spring Ceramics & VCD Pottery and Planter Sale

    Customers chose beautiful flowers in handmade planters, cups, bowls and other ceramic items at the UNK Ceramics and VCD sponsored plant sale in the Art Wing hall of the Fine Arts Building on Wednesday, April 20th,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   

  • Visiting Artist Presentation: Eóin Breadon March 14th

    Visiting Artist in Glass: Eóin Breadon hot sculpting a glass skull (click to see full view). The hot scuplpting glass demonstration was held on Monday, March 14th, 2016,  4:30 – 7:20 p.m. in the glass studio (room 137 Otto Olsen). This program was open to the public. A small studio reception followed the presentation.  Glass and Sculpture […]

  • Two UNK VCD student interns participate in Rebrand at DAAKE in Omaha

    Watch the short video clips of these twenty-four-hour interns from the Visual Communication and Design program at UNK. Students Marissa Pfeifer and Ethan Ochoa describe their participation in the 24-Hour Rebrand event at the DAAKE design firm in Omaha. Interns rebrand-in-24-hours

  • “Imagination” Is New Theme for Art Department

    “Imagination,” conveyed in whimsical illustration and visual arts will represent the UNK Art Department in public spaces. Watch out for the imaginative creatures depicting UNK Art Design, Art Studio, Art Education and Art History.  


Department of Art and Design Mission

To provide for professional and cultural study with courses giving a concentrated experience for those interested in a professional career in art. Degrees in studio art and visual communication and design can be completed. To prepare teachers of art for a professional career in education. Creative ability professional proficiency and understanding of the psychology of art education are stressed. To enable art and non-art majors to acquire an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. Important resources in this process include the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), and study tours.

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Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

Posted on October 27 - 2015 | Comments Off on Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

“Thinking creatively and problem solving is something we learn to not do. We’re all born creative and then we grow out of it. The real […]

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The First Annual Imagination Day, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Posted on October 13 - 2015 | Comments Off on The First Annual Imagination Day, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

UNK Art Department’s first annual “Imagination Day” art recruitment event was held from 8:30 to 3:15 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Participating juniors and seniors from […]

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Early Awareness Day Glass Demo

Posted on October 9 - 2015 | Comments Off on Early Awareness Day Glass Demo

On Wednesday, October 7th, fourth-grade students from several area schools poured out of buses at UNK to attend the Early Awareness Day. Grouped by their […]

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