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The School of Art and Design offers programs in studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history. Explore our programs in the "Areas of Study" tab above or request more information about art at UNC using the link below!

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Areas of Study


Art Education Area at UNC

Art Education

The art K-12 teacher education program prepares students to teach visual arts in elementary, middle and secondary schools.

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Ceramics Area at UNC


Students are introduced to the process of making ceramics beginning with clay body composition through procedures for firing kilns and glazing techniques and formulas.

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Drawing Emphasis at UNC


Emphasis includes composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives.

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Graphic Design Area at UNC

Graphic Design

Work as creative visual thinkers and communicators using a variety of traditional print and emerging digital media.

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Digital Media Area at UNC

Integrated Media Arts

Courses that use a wide array of cutting-edge tools, including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), video projection, digital illustration, video production and game design. 

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Painting at UNC


Teaching technical painting ability and vocabulary, development of individual expression leading to thematic connections.

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Photography Area at UNC


Provides fundamentals of photograpic imaging that aides in understanding of traditional techniques, experimental and non-traditional digital imaging.

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Printmaking Area at UNC


Offers courses in Relief Printmaking, Monotypes, Screen Printing, and Letterpress.

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Sculpture Area at UNC


Learn a variety of sculpture making techniques including woodworking, moldmaking and casting, 3D printing, and mixed media.

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Metals Area at UNC


Metals classes at UNC present basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art. Nonferrous metals are used along with semi-precious stones and mixed media. In addition to wearable art, metals classes address historical and contemporary design concepts, critical analysis, and symbolism in fine art jewelry.

Foundations Classes

Foundations classes are exciting explorations of art history, design and studio techniques that everyone takes to build a strong knowledge and skill base for more advanced art classes.

A Mostly Online Art and Design Master's Degree

The Art and Design Master of Arts (MA) is a studio art degree for developing advanced expertise in artistic practice. It is designed as a perfect fit for current art educators who wish to build upon their credentials while developing as artists, teachers and leaders in art practice and education.

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