Department of Art and Design


Greetings, and welcome to the UNK Department of Art and Design. We are glad that you have chosen to pursue your education with us. You have made a sound and wise choice. Our department and its programs have a long-standing reputation for quality and excellence that continues to this day.

Our faculty are among the best in the nation and are active in their respective fields. In our department, we strive to develop courses which are not only educational, but also prepare our graduates for entry into their careers in art.  We offer majors in a wide variety of areas including visual communication and design, drawing, painting, glass, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, illustration, art history and art education.

We offer many extra opportunities for students to gain a richer educational experience as well, from scholarships to visiting artists and gallery shows to workshops and national competitions to extra-curricular art clubs and working with clients in the community, there are many ways that we strive to form lasting and productive professional relationships and learning encounters among those who are a part of our programs.

So if you are one with a passion for art and being creative and productive, we have something to offer you. We look forward to working with you and enriching your life as a student of the arts.

Richard Schuessler,
Chair, Dept. of Art and Design

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