• Area High School Students Experience Imagination Day: Reloaded

    Light paintings, monoprint ceramics, 3D computer models, and screen prints were just a handful of activities that over 60 students from ten different high schools took part in during Imagination Day:Reloaded this past Wednesday. One thing that is certain from this event: students left reinvigorated with inspiration and knowledge from the variety of demonstrations and workshops that […]

  • Nine UNK VCD Students Earn Seventeen ADDY Awards

    Congratulations to nine of our Visual Communication and Design students who took home a total of seventeen awards from this year’s American Advertising Federation’s District ADDY Awards! On February 18, students and professionals from across the state gathered at Lincoln’s Rococo Theater for this year’s awards ceremony which highlights exceptional professional work and student projects. […]

  • 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 by our very own Visual Communication and Design professor, Dan May, and a handful of our eager-to-assist students. In between the instant gratification that comes with the popping of these air-filled […]

  • VCD Students Take Home Six Medals at AIGA Nebraska Show 2016

    On Saturday, November 12, AIGA Nebraska held this year’s Show exhibit—their most prestigious juried competition—at KANEKO in Omaha. Show highlights some of Nebraska’s most outstanding design work by students and professionals. UNK’s Visual Communication and Design students took home a total of six medals. Aaron Fisher won both a gold and silver medal for his multimedia work […]


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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Halloween Descends Upon Art and Design!

Posted on October 31 - 2016 | Comments Off on Halloween Descends Upon Art and Design!

Halloween festivities filled the Fine Arts Building this Monday as students participated in a pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin chuckin’ throughout the day. The department-wide […]

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Imagination Day: Reloaded A Big Success

Posted on October 24 - 2016 | Comments Off on Imagination Day: Reloaded A Big Success

UNK’s Fine Arts Building was filled with even more inquiring, creative minds than usual this past Wednesday. An estimated 110 students from 13 central Nebraska […]

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Matt Ziemke Solo Exhibition at University of Alabama and RSC Grant Recipient

Posted on October 12 - 2016 | Comments Off on Matt Ziemke Solo Exhibition at University of Alabama and RSC Grant Recipient

It has been an exciting week for full-time art lecturer Matt Ziemke. Matt returned earlier this week from hanging a solo exhibition in the Sella-Granata […]

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  • Department of Art, University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Fine Arts Building 301, Kearney, NE 68849
    308-865-8353, email: office

    Department Chair

    Doug Waterfield, waterfieldd2@nullunk.edu