Admissions

Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA in Art)

 

All studio art courses are open to art majors only. The department accepts new students into the art major for Fall semesters only (i.e. students cannot declare an art major in Spring semesters).

To become an art major, students must:

  1.  Be accepted to UNC Charlotte
  2.  Must submit a digital portfolio of work by deadlines listed below (see also BA Entrance Portfolio Guidelines and FAQ links below)
  3.  Must be accepted into the art major pending a review of the portfolio submission (students currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5)

 

BA Entrance Portfolio deadlines for the academic year 2020-2021:
  • Priority Review—March 2, 2020—Noon 
  • Students who submit to the priority review deadline will be given priority status in the selection process and, if accepted into the major, will have the advantage of choosing to attend earlier advising and orientation dates for course registration.
  • New freshmen and new transfers who plan to apply to the Priority Review deadline should submit a completed application to the university (this entails submission of online application, payment of application fee, submission of all required transcripts, and SAT or ACT test scores) no later than January 31, 2020 and must be officially admitted to the university at the time of the Priority Review deadline to be considered for review. 
  • Students who are currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte and wish to change their major to Art should to apply to the Priority Review.

                                                                                

  • Space Available Review—April 6, 2020—Noon
  • Students who submit to this deadline should understand that admission will be based on available spaces left in the program after the priority review. If accepted into the major, choices regarding advising and orientation dates for course registration will be more limited at this time. 
  • New freshmen and new transfers who plan to apply to the Space Available deadline should submit a completed application to the university (this entails submission of online application, payment of application fee, submission of all required transcripts, and SAT or ACT test scores) no later than March 2, 2020 and must be officially admitted to the university at the time of the space available portfolio deadline to be considered for review. 
  • Students who are currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte and wish to change their major to Art may apply to the Space Available Review, but are encouraged to submit to the earlier Priority Review.

 

BA Entrance Portfolio Guidelines

 

FAQ  About Portfolio Process--Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
FAQ about Portfolio Process—Currently Enrolled UNC Charlotte Students
FAQ about Declaring Art Major—Currently Enrolled UNC Charlotte Students

 

 

BFA in Art with a Studio Concentration

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 I, either ARTC 3171 Ceramics Sculpture or ARTC 3172 Ceramics Wheel 2, concurrent ARTC 3273 Ceramics 3
  • Digital Media- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTM 2105 Digital Media I
  • Fibers- ARTB 1202 3D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTF 2151 Fibers 1, concurrent  ARTF 3352 Fibers Constructed Textiles 1 or ARTF 3353 Fibers Surface Design 1
  • Graphic Design- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTG 2180 Graphic Design Methods, ARTG 2181 Graphic Design I, ARTM 2105 Digital Media, concurrent ARTG 3183 Graphic Design II
  • Illustration-  ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I,  ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTL 2186 Illustration I
  • Painting- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTP 2131 Painting I
  • Print Media- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTR 2161 Serigraphy or ARTR2162 Intaglio
  • Photography- ARTB 1201 2D Design, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTT 2191 Photo Media I
  • Sculpture-  ARTB 1202 3D Design, ARTB 1203 Drawing I, ARTB 1206 Conceptual Practices, ARTZ 2141 Sculpture I

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 chance to resubmit if they so choose during the next semester.

BFA in Art with an Art Education Concentration

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.  Students should contact Art Education Advisor, Tesh Ramey (Tesh.Ramey@uncc.edu), for complete admissions requirements for the Art Education concentration.

BA in Art History

New Freshmen and Transfer students should indicate his/her 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.


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