Art, B.A. Studio Art Concentration


The School of Art at UNC Greensboro is dedicated to helping students transform their passion for creativity and the visual arts into a professional and personal life centered on the arts. Students develop artistic skills while also gaining a solid foundation in art history, theory, and criticism. Focused, serious work inside the classroom and studios is combined with numerous opportunities to engage with the larger community beyond campus.

Program Distinctions

  • Faculty in the School of Art exhibit both nationally and internationally (New York, Berlin, Cairo, Montreal, Beijing, and other sites worldwide) while remaining committed to teaching and are acknowledged by UNCG Teaching Excellence Awards.
  • The UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is the largest arts college in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast.
  • Accreditations & Affiliations include the National Association of Schools Art & Design.
  • Facilities include a woodshop, sculpture foundry, ceramic studios, photography studio with wet lab, high-end computer labs, and printmaking, painting, and drawing studios.

The Student Experience

  • Studio art students have opportunities to show their work on campus in the school gallery and off campus in a UNCG space downtown.
  • Many students intern with local businesses and firms.
  • Arts-based living community, “Studio 91” in Cone Residence Hall, featuring music, theater, and dance practice rooms; music composition computer lab; drawing lounge; and arts-related programs and events.
  • Students can join the Student Art League, National Art Education Association, and UNCG’s fine arts and literary magazine, Coraddi.
  • Art facilities are housed in the state-of-the-art Gatewood Studio Arts Building.
  • As a part of UNCG, the Weatherspoon Art Museum is recognized as one of the Southeast’s best museums and is dedicated to providing teaching and learning opportunities.

After Graduation

  • Graduates enter careers in design, museums and galleries, work as independent artists, and enter other art-related fields.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Private Studio Owner
    • Higher Education
    • Industrial Designer
    • Publisher
    • Art Teacher/Educator 
    • Interior Designer 
    • Web Developer 
    • Art Therapist 
    • Curator 
    • Graphic Designer 
    • Marketing and branding specialist
    • Social media strategist
  • Graduates have attended graduate schools including N.C. State University, New York University, California Institute of the Arts, Portland State University, and many others.


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Videogaming and Esports that pairs well with this degree. Students complete one required course and 12 hours of electives in courses like Intro to 3D Animation and Fandom and Religion: Rituals, Texts, Communities. Learn More.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Visual and Performing Arts

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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