From Dean Cristina Goletti
Hi, my name is Cristina Goletti, and I’m the Dean of the College of Performing & Visual Arts (PVA). I’m so excited that you want to know more about UNC, because I believe we are a unique and outstanding college, with top-notch programs, faculty, and staff. We have three arts schools in our College—Art & Design, Music, and Theatre Arts & Dance—making this a fantastic place for your artistic growth, with endless performance and exhibition possibilities, masterclasses, real life experiences in the professional world, and high caliber undergraduate and graduate academic research opportunities.
Our faculty and staff in each of these schools have impressive professional careers and are dedicated mentors who will guide and support you in your development as an artist, teacher, and scholar.
Studying art is a courageous yet essential pursuit. Music, art, theatre, and dance
help us understand better who we are and who we want to be in this world. The important
transferable skills you will learn through our programs, like empathy, teamwork, effective
communication, cultural awareness, and creative thinking to name a few, will lead
you through a transformational and empowering educational experience, helping you
find your own unique
I hope to see you on campus soon as a full- fledged Bear, ready to thrive in our College of Performing & Visual Arts!
Belonging & Justice
Tradition & Transformation
Nurturing a community where passion and aptitude are transformed into the professional skills that create the foundation for a meaningful career in the arts and beyond.
The UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts provides a comprehensive arts education that prepares students to be flexible, innovative, and well-rounded emerging professional artists, arts educators, and scholars. With a depth of knowledge and experience, our dedicated faculty and staff collaborate with students to create a breadth of experiential and entrepreneurial opportunities in a positive, inclusive learning environment. We prioritize excellence, foster supportive community, cultivate creative exploration, and embrace diversity. As a cultural hub of UNC, the College celebrates creativity with the university, local community, surrounding region, and wider arts world.