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Studio Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Studio Arts students at Northern Kentucky University choosing this Bachelor of Arts area will do a minor or area of concentration outside of art to round out their education. Frequently, students choosing this degree already have interests in these outside areas but wish to learn more about art and art-making in order to further their expertise.

What can you do with a degree in Visual Art?

  • Art Historian
  • Museum Art Curator
  • Museum Art Educator
  • Museum Art Director
  • K-12 Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Art Writer/Critic
  • Ceramic Artist/Potter
  • Fiber Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Gallery Director/Owner
  • Illustrator
  • Jeweler/Silversmith
  • Fine Artist
  • Professor of Art/Art History
  • Photojournalist
  • Art Buyer
  • Web Designer
  • Merchandise Display

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Art Appreciation
  • Drawing
  • 2-Dimensional Studies/Visual Art
  • 3-Dimensional Studies/Visual Art
  • 4D Studies and Color Theory
  • Advanced Writing-Writing/Artists - WC
  • Portfolio Review
  • Art of the Book
  • Web and Social Media for Artists
  • Study Abroad in Art
  • Topics in Art
  • Advanced Studio Seminar
  • Topics in Art
  • Teaching Assistantship in Art
  • Senior Exhibition
  • Independent Study in Art
  • Gallery/Museum Internship
  • Ceramics Courses
  • Drawing Courses
  • Art Education Courses
  • Art History Courses
  • New Media Art Courses
  • Photography Courses
  • Painting Courses
  • Printmaking Courses
  • Spatial Arts and Sculpture Courses
  • Visual Communication Design Courses

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.

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    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.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 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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