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Department of Art, Art History, and Design

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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’m excited that the 2022-2023 academic year will be a fresh start. The bulk of Covid issues will be behind us as we move forward to take on new challenges. The department is here and ready to help support student learning.

Summer of 2023 Study Abroad will return! There will be trips in AAHD to Italy, 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.  

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.

I welcome you all to engage in our vibrant Art, Art History, and Design community here at UNF and look forward to working with you. Feel free to stop into the AAHD office for assistance or just to chat. 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


The nationally accredited Department of Art, Art History, and Design provides undergraduate degree programs in Art History, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Photography, Ceramics, and Sculpture. Our nationally and internationally accomplished faculty participate in exhibitions and commissions, engage in ground-breaking scholarly research, and as experts in their fields, provide outstanding undergraduate instruction through a broad and diverse curriculum. The Department’s dynamic and innovative programs go beyond curriculum and classroom walls to foster experiential and transformational learning through internships, community engagement, undergraduate research and exhibition, study abroad, and gallery practice and museum study opportunities in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. The Department of Art, Art History, and Design prepares its students to excel as creative thinkers, makers, and cultural entrepreneurs, to excel in their disciplines, and to be successful in a broad range of graduate programs and professions in the arts and beyond.