• Top art schools in Charlotte

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Deciding to pursue an artistic career is a commitment, with many students pursuing higher education for mentorship and developing dedication to their craft. Charlotte's top art schools help prepare students for artistic careers in fields such as traditional studio visual art to music, vocal performance, theater and dance.

    Here is a sampling of Charlotte's arts colleges that offer students a diverse set of creative programs.

    The Art Institute of Charlotte

    Perhaps the most well-known of Charlotte art schools, The Art Institute of Charlotte is a popular choice for artists of all strokes. The school offers degree programs in visual design, interior design, animation and effects, film and production, fashion and culinary arts.

    Some of The Art Institute of Charlotte's degree programs can be completed as an associate and bachelor's degree as well as certificate and diploma options. Grants, scholarships and financial aid are available for students who apply. 

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    A part of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's liberal arts program, the College of Art and Architecture offers quite a few degree programs for the artistically inclined. UNC at Charlotte has art and art history, dance, music and theater degrees for students, which are all folded into their own, separate departments within the college.

    Undergraduate and graduate degree programs can be earned and students have the option of forming customized dual or joint degree programs from other schools and departments on campus. International study is an option for art students and encouraged for students to have a breadth of world experience in finalizing their degree program. 

    Queens University of Charlotte

    Within Queens University, the College of Arts and Sciences gives students of the arts the chance to capitalize on their passion and make an indent on furthering their craft. The college, with degree programs in art history, art leadership and administration, music, music history and studio art.

    One specialized aspect of the college is their internship program. In the internship program, students are matched with prospective employers and organizations that align with their interests and course of study. Lectures and campus programs also help students with career and professional development before graduating with their arts degree in hand.

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts

    This arts school is known for its top-notch art performances put on by students that audiences in greater Charlotte enjoy. Degree programs in dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking and music are offered. Some of the degree programs are offered at the graduate level as well, including design and production, filmmaking and music.

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