The College of Arts + Architecture consists of one school and four departments (the School of Architecture and the Departments of Art and Art History, Dance, Music, and Theatre), which share basic educational values and academic aspirations. At the graduate level, the College offers master’s programs in architecture and urban design, a graduate certificate in music, and a North Carolina K-12 teacher licensure graduate certificate program in Art Education (see the College of Education section in this Catalog for details).
The primary mission of the College is to provide programs that prepare graduates for careers as architects, urban designers, artists, musicians, leaders, cultural administrators, and innovators in our emerging creative economy. The College draws together in a single academic unit disciplines with common histories, methods of inquiry, and potential for contributions to the community. It serves to enhance creative, professional, and cultural production within UNC Charlotte and to help lead the creative economy in the region and state. The College is responsive to both cross-cultural exchange and “crossover” research and programming and seeks to provide new connections to the public realm and new opportunities for community leadership.
Architecture and Urban Design