• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) Normal, IL, United States
The Bachelor of Fine Art program at Illinois State University is a highly selective program oriented toward advanced professional study in the studio arts.
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Overview

Students in this Art program at Illinois State University have additional opportunities to specialize in a studio art discipline in preparation for graduate study for the M.F.A., the terminal degree program in this field, and/or careers in professional art fields.

BFA students earn more credit hours in Art than other bachelor's students. They do more independent study and they have more one-on-one interaction with faculty.

Our BFA graduates are among the best prepared students in the nation for going on to graduate-level study or for beginning their studio careers. In recent years our students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious and selective graduate art programs in the United States, and several of our Junior BFA students were recently awarded full scholarships to the very competitive and prestigious Yale University Summer Art program.

Career

  • Education
  • Administration
  • Curatorial
  • Conservation
  • Registrar
  • Collections Management
  • Sales
  • Publications

Accreditation

Illinois State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students can apply as space allows
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Illustration
  • Advertising
  • Studio Art
  • Fine Arts
  • Art History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International freshman students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless they have attended a U.S. high school for three or more years. 
  • However, submitting SAT or ACT scores may make you eligible for scholarships at the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26356 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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