Admission to Art & Design at UNC
Admission to all undergraduate programs in the School of Art & Design does not require any additional steps beyond the UNC application. When you apply for admission to UNC, simply indicate that you would like to declare a major in Art & Design. You may choose to submit a portfolio for scholarship consideration.
UNC offers a Master of Arts degree in Art & Design with on-campus and low residency delivery options. Admission to the M.A. program requires application to the Graduate School and submission of supplementary application materials which may include a portfolio, examples of student work, or a writing sample.
First Year Foundations Program
The First Year Foundations program is required for all undergraduate Art & Design majors and minors and is completed during your 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.
- ART 181 – Ancient Art History
- ART 182 – Medieval to Rococo Art History
- ART 234 – Drawing I
- ART 183 – 2D Design
- ART 184 – 3D Design
Upon completion of the Foundations year, all students are required to submit a portfolio for review by the department. A passing grade in the Foundations portfolio review is required to move forward into your area of concentration.