Apply to the School of Art and Design


Apply to UNC

Select a major in Art and Design and your desired emphasis when prompted in the application.

UNC Application


Apply for Art and Design Scholarships

The School of Art & Design offers a variety of talent-based scholarships. Scholarship applications are submitted through the UNC Universal Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Information


Get ready for your first year at UNC!

Explore the different classes offered in Art & Design and learn more about our faculty. To set up a visit and tour of our Art & Design facilities, contact or (970) 351-1921.

For more information about the School of Art & Design, contact Melanie Poston at or (970) 351-1921.

How to Apply

The School of Art & Design does not require any additional application materials. When you apply for admission to UNC, simply indicate that you would like to declare a major in Art & Design.

Art & Design Foundations Program

The foundations program is required for all Art & Design majors and minors and is completed during the first year as an art student. Our rigorous curriculum provides opportunities in both studio and art history courses and teaches essential technical and conceptual skills that prepare students for success in upper level courses.

Foundations Courses:

Upon completion of the foundations year, all students are required to submit a portfolio for review by the department. A passing grade in the foundation portfolio review is required to move forward into your area of concentration.

View the Foundations Portfolio Rubric