Required Application Documents

After you apply through UNCSA's online application, you will submit the following documents.

Transcripts

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.

International Applicants
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.

Test Scores

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

As a part of the application, UNCSA require applicants to submit contact information for two references. References will be sent a recommendation form and have the ability to upload an additional letter. UNCSA requires contact information for the following:

  • 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

Artistic Statement

Submit 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.

Resume

A resume detailing your artistic experience and educational objectives.

Portfolio

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:

 

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