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Biological Pre-Medical Illustration, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
The interdepartmental undergraduate BPM I major is designed for students who want to combine their interests and aptitudes in science and art. Based on the theme of "communicating science through art," the major prepares students for careers in biological illustration or for graduate education in medical illustration elsewhere.
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Overview

You will learn professional illustration and visual communication techniques and master the use of technology as applied to scientific visualization.

You will also complete an internship, which allows you to produce artwork suitable for print or digital media. You may illustrate publications written by campus biologists, create animations and websites to support campus courses, or intern with a professional communication firm or museum. This major will prepare you for a career in scientific illustration or graduate education in medical illustration.

With a degree in biological and premedical illustration you will have the skills necessary to work in fields such as biocommunications, medical illustration and animation, environmental display design, scientific publication, and museum display design.

Graduates enter fields such as biocommunications, environmental display design, free-lance illustration, museum display design, and various careers in the publishing industry.

Entrance into the BPM I program is by application to the BPM I Advisory Committee. Eligibility is based on an academic standard of at least 2.00 CGPA on 30 credits of university level work and a consideration of artistic ability as demonstrated through submission of a portfolio of representative drawings or other art work. Freshman and transfer students usually declare pre-BPM I as their major while satisfying the conditions for entrance into the major, although other majors can be declared.

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scientific Illustration Principles and Techniques
  • Illustration and Illustration Software
  • Illustration as Communication
  • Application of Scientific Illustration Techniques
  • Field Illustration
  • Cooperative Education
  • Illustrating Nature I Sketching

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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