How to Apply 

The School of Art and Design does not require any additional application materials beyond the UNC application. When you apply for admission to UNC, simply indicate that you would like to declare a major in Art and Design.

 

Art & Design Foundations Program

The foundations program is required for all Art and Design majors and minors and is completed during the 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.

Foundations 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 foundation portfolio review is required to move forward into your area of concentration.

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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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