In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:
Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or a verbal ACT score of 18 or higher.
Transfer freshman applicants (with fewer than 30 hours) must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Transfer applicants with more than 30 hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
Applicants have the opportunity to submit a one-page support document/image that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of application, this optional document/image should be submitted to https://art.unt.edu/forms/CVAD_entry
Under exceptional circumstances applicants who do not meet the preceding requirements may be admitted into the College of Visual Arts and Design based on the strength of this optional support document/image.
Visual Arts Studies admission and pre-major requirements
Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design are classified as pre-majors.
To be admitted to the visual arts studies major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art courses), a pre-major must meet all of the following requirements.
In addition to the above courses, AEAH 4750 and AEAH 4780 must be taken as part of the professional development sequence. The major in visual arts studies prepares students to teach art in public schools. Students must meet state certification requirements and all general requirements specified by the College of Education.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.
24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements; teacher certification program for visual arts studies majors requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA on all UNT and transfer work.