Transforming your creativity into a creative career.
The School of Art at UNCG is dedicated to helping our students transform their 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 do this. Each combines an intensive and rigorous curriculum with practical experiences to unlock your creativity and prepare you for a multitude of career possibilities. And because of UNCG’s individual, supportive approach, you can graduate with purpose and build a career and life around your passion.
Four Reasons to Consider UNCG
Art school-quality training in the studio and cutting-edge scholarship in the classroom.
Our studio arts students receive the most rigorous training in the studio, from the foundations level to capstone classes. Students hone their technical skills as they develop their own voices as visual artists and all within the context of a multi-discipline and liberal education. We offer degrees in Art History and Art Education for students who wish to pursue careers as scholars, curators and educators. Regardless of degree paths, School of Art students are part of a tight-knit community of creative people who share a passion for the visual arts.
Bringing learning to life outside the classroom.
The School of Art is committed to bringing students opportunities to learn outside the classroom and studio and to share their passion and purpose with the community. We offer rigorous honors programs in all our disciplines, we encourage study abroad, whether at partner universities around the world or on faculty-led summer study programs, and we have exciting schedule of visiting artists who lecture, exhibit, and conduct workshops with our students. The School of Art and its students also engage with different communities in Greensboro through resources like the Art Truck, our mobile gallery and project space, and the Greensboro Project Space (GPS), the school's new and exciting multi-purpose facility in the heart of the city's downtown arts district.
Real World Experience
Students in the School of Art are encouraged and sometimes required to learn and share outside the classroom. Internships and practicums are available in all disciplines and include work with practicing artists, in commercial art and design firms, in schools, community centers, and retirement communities, and with galleries, conservation labs and museums. Students may also intern in the department gallery, for the Art Truck or at GPS to gain valuable experience in arts management and community outreach. All these opportunities help students find a professional focus and build resumes--and they always offer excellent chances for networking!
Scholarships, Funded Opportunities, and Assistantships
The School or Art has numerous, merit and/or needs-based, competitive scholarships for continuing students which provide partial funding for 15-20 students a year. We also offer funded opportunities for students at organizations like the Penland School of Crafts, Franconia Sculpture Park, Salem Art Works, and the New York Arts Practicum. Students travel regularly to present their creative or scholarly research at undergraduate symposia and meetings of the national, professional organizations in the visual arts and art education. The School of Art also has a vibrant MFA program in studio art, and we offer our graduate students scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
School of Art Office: 336-334-5248
Upcoming Art Events
Hank Willis Thomas - exhibition - WAM
12:00 AM •
Last day of classes
12:00 AM •
BFA DEC Grads drop off work in gallery
12:00 PM • Gatewood Gallery
Art/Poetry - Amanda Crary
5:00 PM • gatewood lobby
12:00 AM •
Art lecturer, Amanda Crary collaborates with Assistant Professor of poetry, Ansel Elkins
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” This phrase of Plutarch’s describes one ...
Congratulations to Anna Rafalowski (BFA candidate) who was accepted to the Penland Partnership Program for the summer ...
Taos to Tepito – MFA Exhibition @ GPS
Our second year MFA candidates will have their exhibition opening at GPS from 6-9pm Friday November 4th. A Pecha ...