High School Visual Arts Admissions

The School of Design & Production offers a one or two year high school Visual Arts program for incoming 11th or incoming 12th graders. Students in both 10th and 11th grade are eligible to apply.

You must meet the minimum educational requirements. An interview is required for admission. Interviews are conducted live virtually over Zoom, with the requirement to share a portfolio of your work in a group critique with other applying students. Admission is based on a combination of your artistic and academic merits.


The deadline to apply to the Visual Arts program for the 2022-23 school year has passed.

Virtual Interviews

Virtual Interview dates

Deadline to upload materials/portfolio

February 11, 2022
February 18, 2022
February 25, 2022
March 4, 2022
March 18, 2022
March 25, 2022

February 7, 2022
February 14, 2022
February 21, 2022
February 28, 2022
March 14, 2022
March 21, 2022

Your interview day will start at noon and last until 5 pm. Parents may attend the first half of the interview day. You will be discussing your portfolio during the event. All artwork and required materials must be uploaded into your Admissions Portal in advance of your interview (see table above for deadlines). Please review the portfolio requirements.

GPA & Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.3 (C+), no more than one failing grade in the previous year's work and no more than two failing grades in their overall coursework.

Completed Application, Fees & Required Documents

1. Complete the online application.

2. Pay your Application Fee: $95 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $130 for international applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.

Payment Options

  • Online: Follow payment instructions at the end of the application or on your Admissions Portal.
  • Check or Money Order (through a U.S. bank): Make payable to "UNCSA" and include your full legal name. Mail your payment and fully legible name of the applicant to the Office of Admissions.
  • International Applicants: Use Flywire to pay your application fee online through an international bank or pay by check or money order through a U.S. bank as listed above.

3. Upload all Required Application Documents prior to your listed application deadline.

Please note: If you are applying to two different UNCSA art schools (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts) you will need to complete a second application and pay a second application fee.