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In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, employees in the College of Performing and Visual Arts are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

How to Apply

The College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of three fully accredited entities: the School of Art and Design, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. Admission to most programs within the College requires additional steps beyond a UNC application. Click your area of interest below to view more information about the application process.

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School of Art & Design

Admission to the School of Art & Design does not require additional steps beyond admission to UNC. Students may submit a portfolio for scholarship consideration.

Art Application Information

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School of Music

In addition to the UNC application, supplementary music materials and successful audition are required for entry into any degree program within the School of Music.

Music Application Information

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School of Theatre Arts & Dance

Additional steps beyond the UNC application are required for all majors in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.

Theatre Application Information



Learn More and Visit

Ready to check out the arts at UNC in person? Individual meetings, facilities tours, and much more are available year-round!

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UNC Admission

With questions about the general UNC application process, requirements, and deadlines, please contact the Office of Admissions at 970-351-2881 or admissions@unco.edu.

Undergraduate Admission

Graduate School Admission

International Student Admission