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Visual Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Art has the power to express values, shift perceptions and influence emotions. With a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from UND, you’ll be equipped to put your talents to work in the world.

Why Study Visual Arts at University of North Dakota?

The Visual Arts program at UND immerses you in creative work in your medium of choice. In partnership with innovative faculty and talented classmates, you'll explore how we perceive, create and interpret visual information. You'll graduate prepared for a fulfilling career as an artist.

Visual Arts majors choose from the following tracks:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Designed for students with particular talent, the B.F.A. provides an intensive concentration in visual art in preparation for graduate study or a career as a professional artist.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - The B.A. offers a flexible approach to the visual arts major. With fewer studio requirements, the B.A. includes additional study in the liberal arts and can be customized to fit your interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Core Requirements ( 15 Credits)

  • Basic Design
  • Visual Persuasion
  • Drawing 
  • History of Art 

Additional Supportive Courses (9 credits)

  • Concepts of Art
  • Any 200-level graphic design or new media course

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete Mandatory Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Send Official Records
  • Apply Online and Pay $35 Application Fee
  • Complete Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • Provide Evidence of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16423 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16423 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12317 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12317 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8211 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Minnesota Residents $9,197/year

Living costs for Grand Forks

  • 1000 - 2180 USD/month
    Living Costs

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