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Art and Design

Iowa State University

48 months
Duration
25832 USD/year
24136 USD/year
8324 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design at Iowa State University is a four-year degree program with two options: Art and Culture or Visual Culture Studies. 

Overview

Both options require students to complement their studio art or visual culture studies coursework with study in a second area, within or outside of the College of Design. This can include a second major or minor, or an alternative program of study approved by your academic advisor.

Flexibility is a key feature of the BA in Art and Design. Many students, working with an advisor, design a course of study that allows them to pursue the BA degree in conjunction with a second major or minor such as journalism, advertising, business, history, or psychology.  

The BA in Art and Design at Iowa State University can serve as a springboard into a wide array of exciting graduate school and career opportunities, including art criticism, art history, art sales, conservation, corporate art collections, gallery/museum studies, and art therapy.

Art and Culture Option

In the Art and Culture option, students combine coursework in studio art with another area of interest. Working with an advisor, students design their own programs of study, which may include another major or minor in addition to the concentration emphasizing studio art.

Visual Culture Studies Option

The Visual Culture Studies option is for students seeking a concentrated course of study in art and design history, theory, and criticism. For students interested in museum studies, courses may include up to nine (9) credits of museum or gallery internship. Working with an advisor, students design their own programs of study, which may include another major or minor in addition to the concentration in visual culture studies. Required courses include six (6) history courses at the 300/400 level and a museum or gallery internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Collaborative Seminar
  • Design in Context
  • Drawing
  • History of Art 
  • Design Studio
  • Interpersonal Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Iowa State operates on rolling admission. We strongly recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks in advance.

Credits

121 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACT composite (or converted SAT) score x 3+
    • Cumulative GPA x 30
    • Number of years of high school core courses x 5
    • In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12916 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    24136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12068 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4162 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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