UNT Arts & Entertainment
Culture is a valuable part of the learning environment at UNT.

GALLERIES
UNT has several campus art galleries, and more than 15 outdoor statues and art pieces.

a person admiring one of the pieces in UNT's Cora Stafford Gallery two students walking past one the several sculptures on the UNT campus

In addition to regular exhibits are the numerous senior and graduate shows. You might see the work of a great artist before they become world renown!

sculptor, Jesus Morales

UNT’s Texas Fashion Collection pieces are displayed in the University Union. Fashion design students can study from this collection of over 15,000 garments which includes designs by Cristobal Balenceaga, Oscar de la Renta, and Hubert de Givenchy. It has inspired many students, like UNT alumna and Project Runway participant, Sharin Askari.

close-up view of tags of several garments in UNT's Texas Fashion Collection room where UNT's Texas Fashion Collection is housed

MUSIC
UNT’s College of Music is among the best and largest in the nation. This is where Grammy-winning artist Norah Jones came to study jazz.

solo pianist performing with the UNT orchestra student jazz guitarist Grammy-winning music artist, Norah Jones performing at UNT

More than 1,000 music performances happen at UNT every year. Events range from soloists and small ensembles to full symphonies, with performers from cultures you might not normally get a chance to see. It's all right here on campus and many performances are free. You’ll benefit from these numerous opportunities, while your peers gain valuable performance experience.

a drummer with UNT's African Percussion Ensemble Czechoslovakian orchestra

Away from campus, Denton’s musical landscape is often compared to Austin’s early music scene. The annual ‘North by 35’ is Denton’s warm-up to the popular South by Southwest music festival.

male performer on stage with an acoustic guitar two male guitarists performing at a club in Denton, TX playing electric instruments with a band various performers on stage playing acoustic guitar, violin, and cello during the North by 35 music festival

The Denton Jazz Festival not only attracts international talent, it’s a great way to enjoy a spring weekend outdoors.

THEATRE
If theatre’s your thing, Denton’s theatre life is thriving and provides an affordable alternative to a traditional dinner-and-a-movie date.

a theatrical performer on stage a dance group in rehearsal

On campus, the RTVF Building and Murchison Performing Arts Center stage theatre performances while off campus you can get involved at the landmark Campus Theatre on the downtown square.

a stage performance of Cinderella performers on stage at the Campus Theatre in Denton, TX

OUTDOORS
Local waterways, greenbelts and beautiful parks give you endless possibilities to enjoy the beauty of your natural surroundings and soak up nature for free.

a group of people sitting outside at night beneath the stars at the UNT observatory female rowing a canoe on one of the waterways near Denton, TX a group of female students in a hot air balloon

There is a lot more we’d like to show you. Come for a visit at tours.unt.edu.