The Arts and Architecture Honors Program (AAHP) furthers the CoA+A’s goals of providing creative leadership for UNC Charlotte and greater Charlotte communities by encouraging and developing the full potential of our outstanding students. Through the AAHP, these students take an active and engaged role in their own education within an interdisciplinary learning environment built on the shared nature of the built, visual, and performing arts. Within the AAHP, students not only explore connections between the various artistic disciplines, but also between the arts and the community.

With the founding of the College of Arts + Architecture, an AAHP was established to provide an enriched academic and extracurricular experience for the College’s most exceptional, talented and self-motivated undergraduate students. The AAHP is one of the first initiatives to formally bring students together from all units of the College in both coursework and extracurricular activities. Click here for a full program description.

Current students in any major in the CoA+A as well as incoming freshman and transfer students who have declared a major within the CoA+A are encouraged to apply. Students who have already completed more than 30 credits are encouraged to discuss the feasibility of completing the program’s curricular requirements with the program director before they apply. 

Visit the Honors College website for information about how to appy and to access the application. We recommend that you apply as early as possible in the application cycle so that your application will be complete prior to our deadline. November 1 is the priority deadline for applying to UNC Charlotte. You must meet that deadline in order to apply for the December 1 early action deadline for the "Honors College Application." Continuing UNC Charlotte students who are applying for spring entry need to apply by this date as well.  You may also apply in the spring: February 1 is the regular decision deadline for applying to UNC Charlotte; March 1 is the regular decision deadline for the "Honors College Application."


Small Class Size

Enrollment in all honors courses is limited to 15 students to promote discussion and interaction between students and faculty, and among the students themselves. Honors courses are open to participants within the various departmental, college, and university level honors programs at UNC Charlotte.

​Focused Advising

AAHP students are encouraged to use the AAHP Coordinator as well as the faculty representative to the Arts and Architecture Honors Council from their department as an informal advisor familiar both with the curricular requirements of their major as well as with those of the AAHP.

Honors Housing

As part of the wider honors community at UNC Charlotte, AAHP students are eligible to live in the honors residence hall. Currently, Levine Hall, one of the finest on campus, is reserved for honors students from across the University. 

Research/Travel Grants

Research grants are awarded to students in their final year that assist with various materials (books, cameras, supplies) for the completion of the required honors thesis. Additionally, the AAHP awards two exclusive research grants that assist with the tuition of enrolling in a CoA+A international summer program.


For more information about the AAHP, please contact the Director of the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar