The primary mission of the College of Arts + Architecture is to provide programs that prepare graduates for careers as architects, artists, leaders, cultural administrators, and innovators in our emerging creative economy. The college draws together in a single academic unit disciplines with common histories, methods of inquiry, and potential for contributions to the community. It serves to enhance creative, professional, and cultural production within the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and to help lead the creative economy in the region and state. The college is responsive to both cross-cultural exchange and “crossover” research and programming and seeks to provide new connections to the public realm and new opportunities for community leadership. The arts and architecture have a long history of collaboration; they require analysis and interpretation of information and media; and they demand imagination regarding the realms of communication, technology, economic change, and diversity.
The College of Arts + Architecture consists of one school and four departments, which share basic educational values and academic aspirations:
Students in the College of Arts + Architecture must satisfy the requirements for the degree program(s) in which they are enrolled. Students should consult with their chosen department to make certain they fully understand all degree requirements.
Foreign Language Requirements
All students who earn a degree within the College of Arts + Architecture are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level. Proficiency can be demonstrated in the following ways: (1) completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte; (2) completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three; (3) achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test; (4) through approved transfer or transient credit earned at other accredited institutions; (5) a combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202).