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About The Program

The Drawing Program concentration at UNC provides students with the necessary tools to grow as an artist in the 21st century. Along the way, students will learn how to use widely varying subjects, mediums, and experiences to inform their journey to becoming a mature artist.

  • Degree Overview

    Undergraduate Studies

    The Drawing area gives students experience with various mediums and contexts. Areas of emphasis include composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives. Coursework is based on observation of actual objects and learning how to depict those objects representationally.

    Meet the Faculty

  • Beyond the Classroom

    UNC Galleries

    The Galleries are a teaching program of the School of Art and Design that supports UNC’s mission to promote student-centered, effective learning. Our exhibition program embraces curatorial risk-taking and highlights thought provoking and socially relevant context from regional and nationally recognized artists. The Galleries involve the participation of faculty and students as the advisors, co-curators, and collaborators that enable the program to often realize new work.

    Visit UNC Galleries

    Southard Art Awards

    The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. Students submit a written proposal selected for a public presentation of creative work. The objective for the competitive process is provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation and conceptual sophistication, needed in order to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

    Visit the Southard Art Awards
  • Curriculum

    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Concentration

    The Drawing Program begins with Drawing I, which teaches students fundamentals skills and techniques used in creating drawings. Students deal in-depth with concepts, techniques and materials. 

    Intermediate and advanced levels of drawing continue to focus on development of those skills, but also allows and encourages students to begin to develop a thematic direction in their work in drawing. Life Drawing emphasizes proportions, anatomy and aesthetic relationships.

    Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Concentration

    Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

    The Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate can be incorporated into undergraduate studies and consists of twelve credits for completion including students' areas of interest. 

    Learn more about the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Applications and Scholarships


    Admission to 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. 

    Drawing Admission Requirements


    The College of Performing and Visual Arts awards over $1.8 million in scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students in the arts. There are multiple scholarship types offered to students, including talent scholarships and foundation scholarships. To learn more, visit the PVA Scholarship page.

    PVA Scholarships

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  • Fall semesterAugust 1*
  • Spring semesterJanuary 1*
  • Summer semesterMay 1*
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Drawing | School of Art and Dance

Drawing | School of Art and DEsign

Drawing | School of Art and Dance

Drawing | School of Art and DEsign

Drawing | School of Art and Dance

Drawing | School of Art and DEsign