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Studio Practice, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Gary, IN, United States
The studio practice program enables the student to see, to formulate, and to articulate visual concepts through the manipulation of forms and materials. Its basic aim is to develop an awareness of visual expression within the humanist tradition.
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Overview

The IU Northwest Department of Fine Arts offers a first-class baccalaureate degree program that serves the northwest region of Indiana as well as the Chicagoland area. The department is comprised of a community of remarkable professional artists and educators who are nationally and internationally active in their disciplines, and who are fully committed to the educational advancement of their students. As a student-centered community, we embrace the diverse vision of our students and faculty in the creative inquiry, production, and exploration of a wide range of studio arts and practices.

Transfer Credit in Studio

All incoming students who want to transfer studio credit from another institution must submit a portfolio. This should be in the form of slides, photographs, or compact discs, and should include the better work done in each course for which credit transfer is desired. The faculty shall devise a minimal studio program in residence, specifically based upon evaluation of the portfolio, for each transfer student.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A100 series history of art 
  • Art history at the 300 and 400 level
  • Fundamental studio 
  • Studio courses above the 100 level must include a minimum of three and a maximum of six of the introductory courses
  • FINA-A 435 Art Theory for Graduating Seniors (3 cr.) must be taken during the fall semester.
  • During the final year, each student must assume full responsibility for mounting a personal exhibit that will include terminal and representative work in the major field and, if applicable, in the minor field as well. To meet this requirement, the student must:
    • Enroll in FINA-S 497 Independent Study in Studio Art for the spring semester during the final year.
    • Prepare the exhibit under the principal teacher's guidance. This will include drafting a descriptive statement about the work in the exhibit: goals, intent, approach, techniques, etc.
  • Students must also complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    530

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

Additional Factors

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation

Standardized Tests

  • SAT or ACT are required.
  • There is no minimum score for admission to IU.
  • IU super scores* both SAT and ACT.
  • High scores mean scholarship, honors, and direct admission opportunities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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