NASADFoundations Program

The foundations program is required for all art & design majors and minors and is completed during the first year as an art student. Our rigorous curriculum provides opportunities in both studio and art history courses and teaches essential technical and conceptual skills that prepare students for success in upper level courses.
Once completed, all students are required to submit a portfolio for review by the department, which selects candidates based on creative and academic performance. A passing grade in the foundation portfolio review is required to move forward into your area of concentration.

Foundation Courses Include:
· Art 1-
· Art 2-
· Drawing
· Art History I
· Art History II

CLICK HERE for UNC Catalog

CLICK HERE to view Portfolio Rubric (PDF)



Freshman Portfolio Review Information

April 6-10 Portfolio Submission

April 13-17 students notified of pass/fail results

April 20-24 resubmission

April 27-May 1 resubmissions notified pass/fail



Design Day Spring 13

Project: Tree Transformation


Focus: Site-Specific Environmental Installation Art;
Transforming common materials to activate the space around trees

(verb) Make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.


Sample Student work:



CLICK HERE to view DESIGN DAY Highlights for Spring Semester 2013