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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 offers a unique curriculum to help you grow and develop as an individual within the arts.

I am pleased to say that the department seems to be returning to normal in the 2021-22 academic year. Many of our classes will return to an in person format, while some of more popular distance learning classes remain online. Safety will still be a priority, with cleaning protocols in place and adhering to state guidelines. I look forward to seeing busy studios filled with good ideas and lots of potential. As in accordance with the state university system leaders and CDC, I highly recommend that students and faculty get the Covid vaccine to help mitigate the spread of the new variants. It is also recommended that students and faculty working closely continue to wear masks while indoors.


Summer of 2022 Study Abroad will return! There will likely be trips in AAHD to Italy, and Brazil, among others. Domestic travel opportunities will also return to our department this year. We look forward to offering internships for students to gain professional insight into their selected field. There will also be plenty of lectures, workshops and other curriculum building events happening throughout the year.

The UNF Gallery Spaces will be vibrant and ready to impress with unique and inspiring exhibitions. UNF Art, Art History, and Design students are always part of the focus with 2 senior showcases and the BRD visiting guest artist series.  

We should remember that these are difficult times, yet our department remains committed to an equal and diverse environment for all. It’s important to recognize of the impact the arts have in creating diversity, promoting equality, documenting change, designing a common future and recording our common history. We will continue to do our part as agents of change.


All, I welcome you all to engage in our vibrant Art, Art History, and Design community here at UNF. I look forward to working with you. 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