How to Apply

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

Art & Design Foundations Program

The foundations program is required for all Art and 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

Areas of Study