Fashion Design Program
The CVAD (College of Visual Arts and Design) BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) program in Fashion Design emphasizes conceptual design, technical design and technology, and apparel industry practices in a skill-building curriculum. As the sole Fashion Design BFA program in the Southwest region, our creative and diverse student population is sought after for employment in the fashion industry nationwide. Recent BFA graduates have gone to work for companies such as Alice + Olivia, Liz Claiborne, Dickies, Dillard’s, Fossil, Sag Harbor, JCPenney, Calvin Klein, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Tandy Brands, Theory, Talbot’s, Gloria Vanderbilt, and White House Black Market.
The MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program in the Fashion Design program is based on independent study and serves those individuals interested in pursuing a career in teaching Fashion Design at the university level. Additionally, the fashion design program has an important resource in the college’s Texas Fashion Collection: a unique repository documenting high fashion and style and one of the most acclaimed educational resources at the University of North Texas.
The department of design offers undergraduate- and graduate-level professional programs in Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, and Interior Design. These programs share a common mission that prepares students to meet, define and reinvent solutions for the fundamental challenges that impact their respective professions in the increasingly changing world. The pathways of study in each program have been designed to help future designers develop the conceptual, aesthetic, analytical, and technical skills necessary to achieve these objectives.
College of Visual Arts and Design
Considered one of the leading visual arts and design schools in the nation, UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design is home to more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in NASAD and CIDA accredited programs, including the BA, BFA, MA, and MFA in art education, art history, ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, fashion design, interaction design, interdisciplinary art, and design studies, interior design, metalsmithing and jewelry, new media art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and user-experience design, with certification offered in art museum education, and a Ph.D. offered in art education. It includes the Department of Art Education, Department of Art History, Department of Design, Foundations Program, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Program, and Department of Studio Art.
College faculty enjoy active collaborations with specialized subject matter librarians, opportunities for teaching and research through UNT library special collections, and partnerships with the university’s Center for Learning, Experimentation, Application, and Research.
UNT is committed to a culture of mentoring excellence in all areas that impact faculty life. Building a network of mentors is foundational to our success, and UNT is home to Employee Resource Groups, such as the Black Faculty Network, International Faculty Network, La Colectiva, and the Neurodiversity Professional Network, supported by the university’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
Offering instruction in Frisco and Dallas as well as at the main Denton campus, the College of Visual Arts and Design also comprises the CVAD Galleries, Texas Fashion Collection, Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design, Gough Design Research Space, and textile and digital fabrication lab facilities that support student work, faculty research, as well as college, university, and broader constituents in recently built and renovated, state-of-the-art facilities.
A nationally and internationally recognized community of faculty provides students with excellent mentors and role models upon which to pattern their careers. The College of Visual Arts and Design is dedicated to creating a climate and curriculum that values, demonstrates, and affirms diversity, equity, and inclusion through its programs and practices. Additional information about the college and university can be found online: cvad.unt.edu and www.unt.edu.
University of North Texas
Established in 1890, the University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 42,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, and multi-year recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 6,000 African American students, 3,750 international students, 3,400 Asian/Pacific Islander students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to building upon its foundation of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence. Located in Denton, TX, at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the college and university foster meaningful and socially responsible partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.
Denton provides access to rich cultural offerings and excellent research and professional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With 7.6 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts. The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country and includes performing and visual arts institutions, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Fort Worth Cultural District includes the Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and an active Greater Denton Arts Council, which provides foundational support for Denton’s artists, K-12 students, and other local arts organizations and mounts exhibitions and programs at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Denton is also known for its live music scene, including the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, among other annual cultural events, such as the Denton Black Film Festival, and identity-based organizations with UNT partners, such as OUTreach Denton and Dallas Dinner Table.
The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas (UNT) is accepting applications for a one-year appointment, full-time faculty position as a Lecturer in Fashion Design.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include fashion design studios and the span of the fashion design curriculum. The college’s standard teaching workload for lecturer faculty is eight courses per academic year. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate students, service to the program, college, university, and the profession, professional development, and continued enhancement of the design department.
The University of North Texas (UNT)’s Department of Design is dedicated to fostering the success of its diverse population of faculty and students. It offers a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Design. The department’s commitment to diverse areas of inquiry is reflected in faculty creative scholarship, design research, and a curriculum that provides students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues of design and material culture.
A bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or related area with five years or more of fashion industry experience.
Evidence of university-level teaching experience.
Demonstrated evidence of a strong commitment to developing, strengthening, and enhancing diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiences.
An MFA/master’s degree in Fashion Design or related area.
Ability to teach all levels (upper-division and lower-division) of undergraduate courses.
Fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud software for digital product visualizations and presentation.
Proficient in fashion illustration techniques, including digital technologies.
Fluency in digital product development systems, such as Gerber AccuMark, or other digital patternmaking software systems. Experience with 3D visualizations, fitting, and model development is also a benefit.
Fluency in design business systems and product development strategies, including product workflows and systems tracking (such as a Product Lifecycle Management System or similar software platform).