Jun 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023

College of Arts + Architecture


The College of Arts + Architecture is a community of curious individuals and skilled problem solvers who care about the impact of our work on people and the complex social challenges we face. Through education, expertise, and leadership, the College models excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative research, and performance in five creative disciplines: architecture, art and art history, dance, music, and theatre.

The primary mission of the College of Arts + Architecture is to promote the arts and design as engines of civic imagination and social equity through distinction in creative teaching and research, artistic performance, and community-driven work. Through investigations in the performing and visual arts, design and affiliated pursuits, we provoke thought, cultivate aesthetic sensibilities, make space for memory and reflection, instigate creative action, help build communities, and promote justice, equity, and inclusion.

The College of Arts + Architecture provides 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 UNC Charlotte and to help lead the creative economy in the region and state. The college is responsive to both cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary 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:


Degree Programs

All first-time, full-time freshmen entering the College of Arts + Architecture and UNC Charlotte in the Fall are required to take COAA 1101  during their first semester in the college.

All students in the College of Arts + Architecture must also satisfy the requirements for the degree program(s) in which they are enrolled.  Students should consult with their academic advisor and chosen department to make certain they fully understand all degree requirements.

Majors

Minors

Undergraduate Certificates

Honors Programs 

Graduate Early Entry Program