Arts + Architecture Honors Program


Director:  Dr. Jae Emerling

The Arts + Architecture Honors Program (AAHP) brings students together from all units of the CoA+A through coursework and extracurricular activities. AAHP furthers the CoA+A’s goals of providing creative leadership for the UNC Charlotte and greater Charlotte communities by encouraging and developing the full potential of its outstanding students. AAHP students take an active and engaged role in their own education within an interdisciplinary curriculum built on the shared nature of the built, visual, and performing arts. AAHP students not only explore connections between their various artistic disciplines, but also between the arts and the community. The Program's aim is to foster a unique educational experience for our students, one that culminates in them understanding the aesthetic, social, and ethical reasons why artistic creation of all kinds is essential to the human endeavor. Our program challenges its students and offers them the opportunity to engage in the most innovative undergraduate creative research in the UNC system.

When can I apply?

Students may apply as a high school senior or during their freshman year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA while in the program.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must enroll in AAHP 2600, two (2) courses within the range of AAHP 3001 - AAHP 3006, and AAHP 3900. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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