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Visual Arts, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The Visual Arts program at North Dakota State University offers a broad range of degree programs from art education to art emphasis areas in graphic design, painting, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, sculpture and photography. 

About

The Visual Arts program at North Dakota State University provides a wide range of courses with the philosophy that a strong foundation in the development of creative strategy, critical thinking and art/design historical awareness will prepare our students for the art and design world today.

With a vibrant major and minor program, the Visual Arts Department brings together students from every college in the University. As a primary career specialization, or as a supplement to some other major field, art and design are one of the most versatile areas of study. 

Housing in one of the finest facilities in the upper Midwest for art and design, the department is home to eight professional artists who teach every class we offer. We are an undergraduate program only and are focused on individual attention, modest class sizes and high quality advising for our undergraduate students.

Career Opportunities

Art and Design students develop a range of skills from creative strategy to technical proficiency. These skills are broadly applicable to careers in many different disciplines. Potential careers include marketing, advertising, illustration, graphic design, user experience specialist, animation, arts marketing, art historian, commercial photography, museum and gallery work, exhibition design, art therapy, professional studio artist, municipal art programs, art criticism, independent art instruction, industrial design, art media research, arts organizations, university instruction and K-12 education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International students: 01 May deadline for the fall semester
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio Technology Foundations
  • Foundations Drawing
  • Foundations of Design               
  • Art History 
  • College Composition 
  • College Composition 
  • Gen Ed Quantitative Reasoning
  • Gen Ed Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Gen Ed Global Perspectives
  • Intro Studio in Emphasis Area

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

Admission requirements:
  • The online application for admission
  • A nonrefundable application fee
  • Official academic records for all institutions attended and national exams taken
  • A copy of official financial documentation from a bank official or sponsoring government, showing available funds equivalent to estimated annual costs for one year of attendance
  • A copy of your passport and other immigration documents, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13925 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7957 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7957 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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