Required Application Documents
The following supplemental application documents are needed to complete your applicant file. With the exception of official transcripts and official test scores, you will have the option to upload your supplemental documents through your Application Status Portal after you have submitted your initial application to UNCSA.
You can submit your transcripts through your Application Status Portal for initial review of your application. Should you be admitted to UNCSA, any schools you have attended will need to send official transcripts to confirm your final grades at those schools.
Transcripts should be submitted to the UNCSA Office of Admissions electronically 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.
Official Transcripts should be sealed, signed or notarized for all secondary school academic records, and should include a list of courses in which the applicant is enrolled at the time of application.
Official transcripts in your native language must be submitted with a literal English translation and credential evaluation by a certifying agency, such as the World Education Services (W.E.S.). If you cannot have an original academic record sent from your 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 as official transcripts, but will be accepted for initial review of your application.
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
Letter of Intent
A two-page single-spaced statement expressing your creative and professional interests, goals and other information providing insight into your work and your plans after graduate school. This document may be used if you are recommended for scholarship consideration. Please include your full name on the document.
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: