Guidelines for Program Tracks

The information in the Guidelines is supplementary to the policies and requirements stated in the UNC Asheville Catalog. It is imperative that students be familiar with the contents of this document as well as the contents of the Catalog. Students who have questions or concerns regarding information in this document should see their art advisor or any member of the Art Faculty.

Students must satisfy the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) requirements as listed in the Catalog when they enter the university and the Major Requirements listed in the Catalog for the academic year that they declare their major. When students are accepted in the BA or BFA program, they must satisfy the major requirements for the degree listed in the Catalog for the year that the degree is declared by a change in major form. Students who are absent from the university for two consecutive regular semesters (excluding summer term) must follow the Catalog of the year that they re-enter the university. This is true for both LAC and major requirements.  

 Art majors have four degrees and two minors from which to choose:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts—a pre-professional degree program for students who wish to pursue studies at the graduate level--with a concentration in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, or Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts—a liberal arts degree--with a concentration in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, or Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts with K–12 Licensure
  • Minor in Art (Studio) or Minor in Art History

 View the 2014-15 Guidelines for the Art and Art History programs here (revised 11/2014).

2015-2016 Guidelines  for the Art and Art History programs will be posted during the Spring Semester. The major changes from 2014-2015 are: 1) Students majoring in Art (BA) who also want to major in Art History must complete 24 hours of Art History courses that are not used to complete the requirements for the major in Art; and 2) Students majoring in Art History who also want to major in Art (BA) must complete 28 hours of Art courses that are not used to complete the requirements for the major in Art History.

 View the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) requirements here.

2015-2016 ART and ARTH portion of the university catalog (pdf)

2015-2016 Complete university catalog (pdf) 

2015-2016 Forms, etc., will be available soon

Download and Fill-in Student Inventory Form for Exhibitions 

BFA Application Guidelines (2-24-2016)

BFA Exhibition Checksheet (2-24-2016) coming 2/25

BA Exhibition Checksheet (2-24-2016) coming 2/25

Graduation Checksheets & Important Forms

Graduation Checksheets Effective Fall 2014

Student Exhibitions

Select Forms from Registrar's Office

Visit the Registrar's site for all forms listed below.

Declaration Forms

  • ILS Topical Cluster Declaration  **changing to Liberal Arts Core--student should consult advisor
  • Major Declaration
  • Minor Declaration

Drop and Withdrawal Forms

  • Enrollment Notification (used before classes begin and during the first 5 days of classes)
  • Exiting the University (used when withdrawing from ALL courses during the withdrawal period)
  • Withdraw from Course (used when withdrawing from one or more courses but not all courses) 

Registration Forms

  • Permission to Audit a Course
  • Permission to Late Add (for adding a course during the 6th through 10th day of class)
  • Registration Exception (see instructor for online override)
  • Registration Hours Overload
  • Repeat Course Form (available in OneStop only)
  • Undergraduate Research

Request Forms

  • Advisor Request
  • Consortium/Cross Registration (to take a course at Mars Hill or Warren Wilson while full time at UNC Asheville) 
  • Incomplete Grade Request
  • In-Progress (IP) Grade Request (if a course is approved for IP grading, this is noted in the catalog course description)
  • Name Change
  • Release of Non-Directory Information (Online FERPA Release via OnePort)
  • Transcript Request

Petition and Appeal Forms

  • Exception, Substitution, or Exemption
  • Late Add (after the 10th day of class)
  • Late Withdrawal and Medical Statement Form

What can I do with my major?

(courtesy of University of Tennessee, 2011)