• UNK Design Students Take Home Fifteen Nebraska ADDY Awards

    It was a big night for UNK’s Visual Communication and Design program as students took home a total of 15 awards from this year’s Nebraska ADDYs. The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Lincoln and Omaha held their annual Nebraska ADDY awards on Saturday, February 17 at the Scottish Rite in Omaha. Professional and student advertisers […]

  • Imagination Day Inspires Students to Imagine UNK

    Every semester, area high school students come to UNK’s Art and Design department and are challenged to imagine a future at UNK. This Wednesday, 70 students from eight high schools experienced what it is like to be guided by our experienced and knowledgable faculty in workshops and demonstrations that included photography, ceramics, glassblowing, animation, portfolio […]

  • Professor Victoria Goro-Rapoport Featured in New Frontiers

    UNK Art and Design’s printmaking and drawing professor, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, is featured in the 2017 issue of New Frontiers magazine—a publication created by UNK to highlight research, scholarship, and creative activity across the campus’s varying disciplines. In Professor Goro-Rapoport’s article, the esteemed printmaker discusses her academic and artistic background; her experience working with etching, mezzotint, […]

  • Design Students Raise Nearly $1000 in T-shirt Sales To Benefit Natural Disaster Relief

    When Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the California Wildfires devastated Texas, Florida, and California within a matter of weeks, UNK’s student chapter of AIGA wanted to do something to help those affected by these natural disasters. Students quickly sprung into action and put together a series of t-shirt designs, voting on the best two of […]

  • UNK’s VCD Students Take Home Fifteen Medals at AIGA Show

    This Saturday, AIGA Nebraska—our state’s chapter for the design profession’s largest and oldest professional organization—held its annual design competition at Kaneko in Omaha. This year, 30 works from UNK’s Visual Communication and Design (VCD) students made it to the second-round of judging. This year’s judges included Timothy Hykes, a UX Designer for Wells Fargo and […]


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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Creepy Jack-O’-Lanterns and Smashed Pumpkins Highlight Halloween 2017

Posted on October 31 - 2017 | Comments Off on Creepy Jack-O’-Lanterns and Smashed Pumpkins Highlight Halloween 2017

It’s Halloween and within the Department of Art and Design that means fists full of pumpkin guts, paint-filled gourds flying through the air, and a […]

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UNK Art & Design Ignite Creative Possibilities with Imagination Day

Posted on October 19 - 2017 | Comments Off on UNK Art & Design Ignite Creative Possibilities with Imagination Day

Over 115 students attended this fall’s Imagination Day in order to attend workshops and demonstrations in letterpress, printmaking, ceramics, glass blowing, and 3D modeling. Area […]

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Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Posted on January 30 - 2017 | Comments Off on Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, everyone! In order to honor this lesser-known holiday that celebrates our favorite packing material, we created a series of cards designed […]

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    Fine Arts Building 301, Kearney, NE 68849
    308-865-8353, email: office

    Department Chair

    Doug Waterfield, waterfieldd2@nullunk.edu