Transform. Explore. Inspire.
The School of Art is dedicated to helping you transform your passion for creativity and the visual arts into a professional and personal life centered on the arts. We offer several degree paths designed to help you accomplish this, combining intensive and rigorous curricula with practical experiences to unlock your creativity and prepare you for a multitude of career possibilities. With UNCG’s individual, supportive approach, you can graduate with purpose and build a career and life around your passion.
The mission of the School of Art is founded on three passionately held principles:
- First, that the exploration of ideas through the visual arts is both necessary and culturally valuable;
- Second, that an understanding of visual communications within contemporary society is critical for an informed world view, and;
- Third, that an appreciation and knowledge of art history, past and present, is essential to both young scholars and developing artists.
In the Art department, committed faculty who actively exhibit and publish nationally and internationally model the high standards we hold our students to in the visual arts, art history and art education. Our students individually challenge, explore and push the boundaries of their given field, whether it be establishing an independent vision or perspective in the studio, exploring new facets of art history, or developing their own voices as art educators. Through this diversity, our program offers students a strong, self-motivated course of study where majors have meaningful contact with faculty across disciplines, methodologies and practices.