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Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Welcome Art, Art History, and Design Students!

Welcome to the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at UNF. We offer exciting and rewarding programs in Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, Art History and Graphic Design & Digital Media. Each program has a solid curriculum to help you grow and develop as an individual within the arts. The faculty of the Department of Art and Design is composed of award winning professors and artists who have established national and international reputations.


Each year we offer study abroad opportunities in a wide variety of international locations, with the largest program being a 6-week trip to Italy. Students who study abroad come back transformed, as they see the course materials come to life.


Along with the international opportunities, students can take advantage of our connection with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville. We have internship opportunities and museum openings which relate to art studies. Additionally, our students work with studios and show at galleries in a wide variety of locations around the First Coast.


Internships are always encouraged and available for Graphic Design and Digital Media, Photography, Art History and other studio art programs. This real-world experience helps our students become one step closer to becoming a working professional in Art and Design. Also, students are encouraged to take part in one of the many art related student clubs that supports your area of study.


I welcome you all to engage with our vibrant Art and Design community here at UNF. I look forward to working with you all. Have a wonderful and productive academic year!


For more information about the UNF Department of Art, Art History, and Design, visit us in Building 45, Room 2022 in the Fine Arts Center or call (904) 620-4037.


David Begley, Chair

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media