The North Carolina Arts Council is pleased to share this list of opportunities for artists. This is a free listing service where the entries are compiled via submissions from the field and updated weekly. If you have questions about a specific opportunity, please reach out to the organization listed directly.

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If you are looking for arts-related job openings in North Carolina, the following are some resources you may find helpful.

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  • ARTS North Carolina
    Publicizes job and internship opportunities through its membership listserv. Arts North Carolina will not post job listings that do not provide a salary range or that request candidates provide a salary history. Members may submit unlimited listings at no charge. Non-members pay $100 per listing.
  • Jobs in North Carolina Government
    Jobs openings are listed for all agencies within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, including the N.C. Arts Council.

  • Americans for the Arts
    A service for both job seekers and arts employers. Job seekers can post their resumes and use the searchable database of nonprofit and for-profit arts management positions at organizations across the United States. For a moderate fee, employers can post a job opening and use the searchable database of online resumes to find qualified professional candidates.
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
    Job seekers can access listings for free and arts organizations are charged a moderate fee to post a job opening or artist opportunity.

The following is a listing of college and university programs with majors and/or minors in visual art.


Appalachian State University
(828) 262-2220
art.appstate.edu
BFAs in graphic design and studio; BS degrees in art education and arts management; BAs with concentrations in art history or studio.

Barton College
(252) 399-6477
Art & Design
Art Education
BA in studio art; BFA in studio art; BS in art education.

Brevard College
(828) 883-8292
www.brevard.edu/art
BA in art; minor in art history.

Chowan College
(252) 398-6305
www.chowan.edu
BS in graphic design; BA and BS in studio art; minors in both.

Davidson College
(704) 892-2344
www.davidson.edu/academics/art
AB in art, with emphasis in studio or art history.

Duke University
(919) 684-2224
aahvs.duke.edu
mfaeda.duke.edu/
BAs in art history, visual arts, or combination; minors and concentrations offered; MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts; Ph.D program in art history.

East Carolina University
(252) 328-6390
www.ecu.edu/soad/
BFAs in studio and art education; BAs in art and art history; MFA, with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting and drawing, sculpture, textile design, and wood design; MA Ed.

Elizabeth City State University
(252) 335-3345
www.ecsu.edu/academics/department/visual-performing-arts/index.html
BA in art with concentrations in K-12 education, museum studies, art therapy, and graphic design.

Elon University
(336) 278-5600
www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/elon_college/art_art_history/
BA in art with concentrations in ceramics, digital art, painting, and photography; minors in art and art history.

Fayetteville State University
(910) 672-1057
www.uncfsu.edu/arts
BA in visual arts, with concentrations in art history, ceramics, graphics, painting, and sculpture; minors offered.

Guilford College
(336) 316-2337
www.guilford.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/art/index.aspx
BA and BFA in studio art, with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.

Greensboro College
www.greensboro.edu/dept-art.php
BA or BS in art and a BA in Art Education

Meredith College
(919) 760-8332
www.meredith.edu/art/
BAs in studio art, graphic design, art education, and pre-art therapy; minors in studio art and art history.

North Carolina A&T State University
(336) 334-7956
http://www.ncat.edu/cahss/departments/vpa/index.html
BA in visual arts.

North Carolina Central University
(919) 560-6391
www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/artsandsciences/art/
BA in art with concentrations in visual communications, studio (painting/drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics), and art education.

North Carolina Community College System
(919) 733-7051
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu
There are fifty-eight community colleges around the state. Some have specialized programs in visual arts. For a complete list, visit the college map on the web site.

North Carolina State University
(919) 515-8300
design.ncsu.edu
Bachelor of art & design with concentrations in media arts, textile design, and traditional art & design; Master of art & design with concentrations in fibers and surface design, and animation and digital imagery; Bachelor of environmental design in architecture; Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture; Bachelor of graphic design; Master of graphic design; Bachelor of industrial design; Master of industrial design; Bachelor of landscape architecture; Master of landscape architecture.

North Carolina Wesleyan College
(252) 985-5100
ncwc.edu/academics/majors-minors/visual-arts/
Minor in visual art.

St. Augustine’s College
(919) 516-4730
www.st-aug.edu/department-of-humanities.html
BA in visual art with concentrations in studio art and graphic arts.

University of Mount Olive
simmerman.wixsite.com/umoart

UNC Asheville
(828) 251-6559
www.unca.edu
BA in art with concentration in art history; BA in studio art; BFA with concentration in painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and intermedia; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure.

UNC-Chapel Hill
(919) 962-2015
art.unc.edu
BAs in art history and studio art; BFA in studio art; BFA with art history emphasis; MFA; MA in art history; Ph.D. in art history.

UNC Charlotte
(704) 547-2473 (art)
(704) 547-2358 (architecture)
www.art.uncc.edu (art)
coaa.uncc.edu (architecture)
BA in art with studio focus (concentrations in ceramics, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, time-based arts/digital/video); BA in art with art history focus; BFA; BA and BFA with K-12 licensure; MA in arts administration; BA in architecture; Bachelor of architecture; Master of architecture.

UNC Greensboro
(336) 334-5248
www.uncg.edu/art/
BA in studio; BA in art history and museum studies; BFA with concentrations in painting, sculpture, design, and art education; MFA.

UNC Pembroke
(910) 521-6216
www.uncp.edu/art
BAs in art and art education; MA in art education; MA in teaching with art specialization.

UNC Wilmington
(910) 962-3440
www.uncw.edu/art
BAs in art history and studio art; minors offered in both.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
(336) 770-3220
www.uncsa.edu
High school diploma with concentration in visual arts.

Wake Forest University
(336) 758-5310
www.wfu.edu
BA in studio art with concentrations in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and photography/digital imagery; BA in art history; minors in studio art and art history; joint art/computer science program.

Warren Wilson College
(828) 771-3038
www.warren-wilson.edu/~art
BA in art with concentrations in sculpture/ceramics, painting/drawing, and multiples/book arts.

Western Carolina University
(828) 227-7210
www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/fpa/index.aspx
BA in studio art; BA in art history; BFA with concentrations in ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and book arts, and sculpture; programs in graphic design and art education; MFA; MA Ed.; MAT with concentration in art.

Winston-Salem State University
(336) 750-2535
www.wssu.edu/casbe/academics/departments/avs/default.aspx
BA in art education; BA in art with concentration in studio art and computer graphics and animation; minors in both.

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Best of Show:$700 First Place: $300 Second Place: $200
Honorable Mention (3): $50 each
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Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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