If you’ve decided that the School of Art is the right fit for you and your future, we’re glad to be your choice. Whether you’re seeking to join our Undergraduate or Masters programs, the next step is to Apply for Admission. Your journey starts here.


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Step 1: Apply for Admission to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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You should be ready to submit the following materials with your Graduate School application:

  • $65 application fee
  • Transcripts from all institutions where coursework was completed
    • All credentials must be in English.
    • Where a degree was earned, the official transcript must indicate the name of the degree and the date awarded.
    • If you are actively pursuing a degree at the time of application to UNCG, an unofficial transcript will be accepted until you are able to present an official transcript proving degree completion and confirming reported GPA.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation former professors, employers, or persons well-acquainted with the prospective student’s academic and/or performance potential
  • Personal statement briefly outlining your academic and career goals

NOTE: The College of Visual and Performing Arts encourages students to submit materials at least 3 weeks prior to deadlines. From November – March, processing at The Graduate School can take 3 – 4 weeks. Submitting materials on or just prior to deadlines could result in a processing delay.

Step 2: Apply for admission to the CVPA

Master of Fine Arts in Art
The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is a full-time, two-year, sixty-hour degree. Students complete coursework in studio art, art criticism, art history, free electives as well as thesis work. The Graduate level work encompasses a broad range of practices, aesthetic issues, personal explorations, and technical approaches.

Supplemental materials, portfolio reviews, interviews and auditions

The application deadline is the last Friday of January each year.

Online Applicationhttp://grs.uncg.edu/prospective/

Follow instructions on the online application for:

  • Payment of application fee
  • Official College transcripts from all Universities
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Supplemental materials:

  • 20 images of recent work with title, date, media, and dimensions for each image. (If you have time-based work, please send a link to works on YouTube or vimeo; no more than 3 clips at no more than 3 minutes each. You may also submit a link to web-based work. Applicants focusing on Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture are encouraged to include 3 – 5 drawings that relate to their practice.
  • 1-2 page Statement of Purpose

Assistantships and other opportunities

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro provides a number of funding and support opportunities for graduate students.


Step 1: Apply for Admission to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Full admission to the College of Visual and Performing Arts is a two-step process involving the BA Application Questionnaire (and a successful live audition for prospective students in certain programs), as well as acceptance into the University by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information at (336) 334-5243 or visit their website at admissions.uncg.edu/.

Ready to begin the process? First, start your application for undergraduate admission to UNCG through SpartanLink.

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Step 2: Apply for admission to the CVPA

Please choose the area of study you are interested in:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art – Areas of study include: Concentration in Studio Art and Concentration in Art History
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art – Areas of study include: Concentrations in Painting, Sculpture & Ceramics, Printmaking & Drawing, New Media & Design, Photography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education (K-12) – Areas of study include: Concentration in Studio Art and Concentration in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration – An interdisciplinary arts degree that prepares students for leadership and administrative responsibilities in arts organizations.

Note: All incoming Art students must first apply as BA, not BFA.

All students pursuing a studio degree enter the department as candidates for a BA degree in Studio Art. Upon completion of the foundational program, students seeking to join the BFA program in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, or Sculpture and Ceramics will submit a portfolio of their work. Admission to any BFA concentration is contingent upon a successful portfolio review by a rotating committee of art department faculty.

Arts Administration
There is currently no audition for entry into the BA in Arts Administration. Students will be reviewed by the Arts Administration Program Director to ensure adequate and timely progress within the degree program. Further requirements may need to be met.