• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Fairbanks, AK, United States
Earn your art degree in one of the strongest Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs in the nation. The bachelor’s in Art at University of Alaska Fairbanks is a professionally focused program that empowers you to explore and master skills needed for a variety of art careers, and present your work in a professional context.
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Overview

In the Art program from University of Alaska Fairbanks you’ll learn in small classes, access multiple studios in our Fine Arts Complex and have access to a vibrant art community in Fairbanks. You’ll also gain professional experience and acquire practical training, including the opportunity to display your work in our University Art Gallery.

Key Features 

  • Through a unique focus on Alaska Native Arts, our program fosters a commitment to diversity and encourages new ways of creating as part of the Alaska aesthetic. 
  • Our students reflect the wide diversity of cultures of the circumpolar North and range in age from their teens to the 80s. Together, you’ll work in a friendly and open atmosphere that fosters creativity and exploration.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Choose from a variety of concentration areas

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Computer Art
  • Drawing
  • Metalsmithing (Jewelry)
  • Native Art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

Option 1:

  • Have a high school diploma
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit ACT or SAT test scores
Option 2:
  • Have a high school diploma, and
  • Pass the 16-credit high school core curriculum with at least a 2.5 and
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and
  • Submit ACT test scores of at least 18 or SAT test scores of 970

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13320 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairbanks

  • 1450 - 2000 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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