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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

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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Art History

Art History

Offering courses ranging from history of art to Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, African, Native, Pre-Columbian, Japanese, Chinese, Contemporary, and Women Artists.

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Ceramics

Ceramics

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

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Digital Media

Digital Media

Offering state-of-the-art computer imaging, artistic exploration and knowledge beyond visualizing scientific concepts; skills often sought by employers.

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Drawing

Drawing

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

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Fibers

Fibers

The studio includes facilities for various surface processes such as screen-printing and dye work, as well as cloth construction on tapestry, four- and eight-harness floor looms.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design

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

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Jewelry

Metals

Comprehensive study of basic and advanced techniques and processes for the creation of wearable art.

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Painting

Painting

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

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Photography

Photography

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

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Printmaking

Printmaking

Offers courses in Intaglio Printmaking, Relief Printmaking and Monotypes.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

Learn a variety of sculpture making techniques including welding, ceramic shell casting, assemblage in a studio spaces indoors and outdoors.

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