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Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA in Art)

 

All studio art courses are open to art majors only. To become an art major, students must be accepted to UNC Charlotte, must submit a digital portfolio of work, and must be accepted into the major pending a review of the portfolio submission. Portfolios are accepted and reviewed once per year in mid-Spring for the entire next academic year (Summer, Fall, and the subsequent Spring)..

Students currently enrolled in courses at UNC Charlotte must submit a digital portfolio of work and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at UNC Charlotte at the time of the portfolio review to be considered for admission. If Spring 2014 is your first semester enrolled and you do not have a GPA at UNC Charlotte yet, the cumulative GPA requirement is not applicable. Please email the department academic advisor, Megan Garner, at MeganGarner@uncc.edu  to receive portfolio guidelines and application. Current UNC Charlotte students must then submit the portfolio by March 10, 2014. Portfolios received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Current UNC Charlotte students will be notified by email within two weeks of the portfolio deadline that decisions can be picked up in the Art Advising office. Current students, if accepted, will need to complete a change of major form in the Art Advising office, Rowe 173, and will then need to schedule an advising appointment to prepare for Fall 2014 registration as an Art major. Current students who are denied admission may re-submit at the next portfolio review (Spring 2015), but should be aware that they will need to pursue another major in the meantime and that time to graduation could be delayed.

Students applying as freshmen for the Fall 2014 semester must submit a completed application to the university (this entails submission of online application, payment of application fee, submission of an official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT test scores) by January 31, 2014. Upon their acceptance to the university, new freshmen students will receive the portfolio application by mail and it will be available on their future 49er web portal. New freshmen must then submit the portfolio by March 10, 2014. Portfolios received without the portfolio application form or received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Portfolio decisions will be sent out by mail within two weeks after the portfolio deadline. If accepted into the Art major based on the portfolio review, students should return the ‘Intent to Enroll’ form included with the portfolio acceptance letter to the Art Department by May 1, 2014. All accepted students’ major will be changed to Art by the University Admissions Office and students will then need to register and attend a SOAR date in Summer 2014 for advising and registration. Students who are not accepted into the art major will have their major changed to University College (undecided) or may choose another major and contact admissions to have it changed. Students may re-submit at the next portfolio review (Spring 2015), but should be aware that time to graduation could be delayed.

Students applying as transfers for the Fall 2014 semester must submit a completed application to the university (this entails submission of online application, payment of application fee, submission of an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT test scores, and all college transcripts) by March 10, 2014. Upon their acceptance to the university, new transfer students will receive the portfolio application by mail and it will be available on their future 49er web portal. New transfer students must then submit the portfolio by April 14, 2014. Portfolios received without the portfolio application form or received after the deadline will not be reviewed. If accepted into the Art major based on the portfolio review, students should return the ‘Intent to Enroll’ form included with the portfolio acceptance letter to the Art Department by May 15, 2014. All accepted students’ major will be changed to Art by the University Admissions Office and students will then need to register and attend a SOAR date in Summer 2014 for advising and registration. Students who are not accepted into the art major will have their major changed to University College (undecided) or may choose another major and contact admissions to have it changed. Students may re-submit at the next portfolio review (Spring 2015), but should be aware that time to graduation could be delayed.

Download BA in Art Portfolio Guidelines
 
 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Studio Concentration (BFA in Art)

 
All students must begin in the BA in Art program-students cannot initially apply to the BFA in Art with a Studio Concentration. After being accepted as an Art major in the BA degree program (for instructions on applying to the BA in Art, please see above), to apply to the BFA in Art degree program students will need to enroll in ARTA 3201 BFA Portfolio Review class and pass the course. Please note that to enroll in ARTA 3201 BFA Portfolio Review students must be Art majors, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and have completed the following pre-requisites courses with grades of 'C' or higher based on his/her intended studio concentration:
  • Ceramics- ARTB 1202 3D Design, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTC 2171 Ceramics Handbuilding,  ARTC 2172 Ceramics Wheel 1; either ARTC 3171 or ARTC 3172 and concurrent ARTC 3273
  • Digital Media- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTM 2105 Digital Media 1
  • Fibers- ARTB 1202 3D Design, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTF 2151 Fibers 1; concurrent ARTF 3352 Fibers 2 or ARTF 3353 FIbers 3
  • Graphic Design- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTG 2181 Graphic Design 1; concurrent ARTG 3183 Graphic Design 2
  • Illustration-  ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1205 Figure Drawing , ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTL 2186 Illustration 1
  • Painting- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTP 2131 Painting 1
  • Print Media- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTR 2161 Serigraphy or ARTR2162 Intaglio
  • Photography- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTT 2191 Photo Media 1
  • Sculpture-  ARTB 1202 3D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing 1, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTZ 2141 Sculpture 1

While enrolled in ARTA 3201 BFA Portfolio Review, students will compile and submit another digital portfolio of creative and written work that will be due in middle of the semester. The BFA portfolio will consist of work from the pre-requisite courses previously taken (listed above) and should show particular focus/skills in the intended area of concentration.  A committee of faculty members in the intended concentration will review the portfolios. Those students accepted will change their degree program to reflect the BFA in Art in the specific concentration and will be able to enroll in upper level BFA course requirements. Students who do not pass the BFA Portfolio review will maintain BA in Art degree status and will have one year to resubmit if they so choose.
 

BFA in Art with an Art Education Concentration

 

  • Art major status (All students must begin in the BA in Art program—students cannot initially apply to the BFA in Art with an Art Education Concentration. For instructions on applying to the BA in Art, please see above).
  • Attendance at Art Education informational seminar the year prior to entering the BFA in Art Education program (details on Fall 2013 seminar TBD).
  • Application and acceptance to the College of Education (requirements listed below)
    • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA with at least 45 earned credit hours
    • Minimum of cumulative 2.5 GPA in the major requirements and grades of C or above in any required ART_, SPED, and EDUC/SPED/EIST courses (ARTE 2100 requires a B or above)
    • Completion of SPED 2100: Intro to Special Education (with grade of ‘C’ or higher prior to applying for the BFA-Art Ed program)
    • Completion of ARTE 2100: Intro to Art Education (with grade of ‘B’ or higher prior to applying for the BFA-Art Ed program).
    • Passing scores of 468 or higher for the total of the three scores on the individual sections of the Praxis CORE exams (reading, writing, math) or approved substitute scores from SAT or ACT as shown below
    • Submission of ‘goldenrod’ application form available in the Office of Teacher Education Advising and Licensure (TEAL)
    • Submission of ‘goldenrod’ application form to TEAL
    • Approval by the Department Chair or designee
    • Criminal Background check; no criminal record
  • Upon acceptance to the College of Education, students must enroll in ARTA 3201 BFA Portfolio Review. During this course, students will receive instructions and submit a portfolio (includes artwork and a written statement) to be considered for admission to the BFA in Art with a concentration in art education by the posted deadline for the class.

PRAXIS TEST SCORE EXEMPTIONS

SAT Total score = 1100            Exempt  from all Praxis CORE tests
SAT Verbal score = 550           Exempt  from Praxis CORE tests in reading & writing
SAT Math score = 550             Exempt  from Praxis CORE test in mathematics

ACT Composite score = 24     Exempt  from all Praxis CORE tests
ACT English score = 24           Exempt  from Praxis CORE tests in reading & writing
ACT Math score = 24               Exempt  from Praxis CORE tests in mathematics

 

Bachelor of Arts in Art History (BA in Art History)

 

New Freshmen and Transfer students should indicate interest in the Art History major on the application to the university. After acceptance to the university, students will be considered Art History majors and will need to register and attend a SOAR date for advising and registration.

Current UNC Charlotte Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be accepted into the Art History major. Interested students should make an appointment with the Academic Advisor in Rowe 173 and, upon confirmation of student's cumulative GPA, a change of major form will be completed.

Academic Advisor
Further questions may be answered by our Academic Advisor, Megan Garner.