Required Application Documents
Along with your online application through CFNC.org, the following supplemental documents are required to complete the application process. These documents should only be submitted after you have completed your CFNC application and should be uploaded online prior to your interview date.
Transcripts should be submitted electronically to the UNCSA Office of Admissions whenever
possible. If your college does not have the capability to send your transcript electronically,
please request that your official transcript be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
Transcripts should be official sealed, signed or notarized copies from all colleges attended, and, if currently enrolled, a list of current course work. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree.
Official transcripts in your native language must be submitted with a literal English translation by a certifying agency. If you cannot have an original academic record sent from the institution, please contact a certifying agency to verify what they would accept as a transcript from your institution. Faxed or scanned copies are not acceptable.
International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS Scores
International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, with minimum scores of:
- TOEFL: 79 internet-based, 550 paper based, 213 computer based
- IELTS: 6.5
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants:
- One letter from an arts instructor
- One letter from an academic instructor
If you are not currently enrolled in school, a letter may come from an employer, mentor, instructor, director, etc
Counselors and recommenders should upload completed recommendation letters online using the Counselor/Recommender Upload.
Recommenders also have the option of filling out and uploading one of our two recommendation forms:
Provide a two-page artistic statement expressing your interests, goals and other information providing insight into your work.
- Include your full name on the document.
- This document may be used if you are recommended for scholarship consideration.
Need help? See "How to Write an Artistic Statement" and read examples by admitted students.
A resume detailing your artistic experience and educational objectives.
An original portfolio of your work is required for your admissions interview with the School of Design & Production. Read more about requirements for your portfolio.
Additional International Documents
In addition to the documents listed above, international applicants should also be prepared to submit the following documents to your Admissions Counselor only after you have received notification that you've been accepted to UNCSA:
Submitting Your Documents
You should first complete the online application at CFNC.org. You will receive an email containing your E-Z Arts ID number within 7 days of completing your application. Your E-Z Arts ID is required to upload application documents.
All materials should be submitted electronically whenever possible. Transcripts and test scores may be mailed to the Office of Admissions if necessary. We will not process paper submissions of any other documents.