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Art and Design - Art History Emphasis

University of Northern Colorado

48 months
21246 USD/year
21246 USD/year
10947 USD/year
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Build the skills to turn your passion for art into a profession with a Art and Design - Art History Emphasis degree from University of Northern Colorado. With small classes and engaged faculty, you’ll get lots of one-on-one attention and mentoring.


UNC’s School of Art and Design stands out for its practical, pre-professional approach. You’ll develop technical skills, while learning to market yourself effectively as a creative professional, freelancer or entrepreneur. Our Art and Design program grants you a high degree of independence, enabling you to focus the program on your own artistic interests and career pursuits. 

You’ll work in up-to-date facilities that support a full range of art-making techniques and processes, including photography, ceramics, painting, computer graphics and more. The program includes exhibition opportunities both on campus and off, as well as the chance to prepare for the workplace via internships, student teaching placements and other hands-on experiences. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The Art and Design - Art History Emphasis degree from University of Northern Colorado prepares you for graduate studies in art history and can lead to careers in teaching, curating, museum administration, art conservation and related fields. You’ll gain an understanding of artistic techniques, styles and historical context. Coursework emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, research and strong written and verbal communication. Students engage with critical perspectives and examine works in depth to develop visual literacy, and the ability to understand and communicate their meanings.

Your Future in Art and Design

Our program offers exceptional preparation for employment as an art teacher, graphic artist or other creative professional. In addition, UNC’s Art and Design program helps you take advantage of recent trends that have created new ways for artists to make a living. You’ll learn to promote yourself, make connections, compete successfully for full-time jobs and freelance gigs and develop multiple revenue streams to support your art. We also offer a unique Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate that you can earn alongside your bachelor’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Life Drawing
  • Ceramic Design
  • Painting
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Japanese Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • The $50 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
    • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
    • Undergraduate applicants are expected to meet a 2.5 GPA equivalent
    • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21246 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21246 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21246 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21246 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10947 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Greeley

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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