Disciplinary Honors in Art

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Through Disciplinary Honors in Art you have the opportunity to study research topics and/or explore your studio practice in greater depth. Depending upon your concentration (ARE, ARH or ART) your Disciplinary Honors experience will include the completion of original, sophisticated written research or a body of focused, creative work, both of which are executed under the close mentorship of a faculty member. Either opportunity gives you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate school or beginning a career.


A minimum of twelve semester hours from the following:

  • 3 s.h. of HSS 490 Senior Honors Project (required)
  • 3 s.h. of any Art Honors course above 100 level
  • Any 500-level ART, ARH or ARE course, depending on the student’s concentration
  • ART 493 or ARH 493 (Independent Study), depending on student’s concentration
  • Any ART, ARH or ARE Honors contract course, depending on the student’s concentration


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors and have that accomplishment, along with the title of your Senior Honors Project, noted on your official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

To Be Admitted:

UNCG cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better

Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions (for transfer students)

To Apply:


School of Art Honors Liaison:

Dr. Heather Holian
229 Cone Building

For Honors Questions:

Shelley Ewing, Honors Advisor, Lloyd International Honors College swewing@uncg.edu