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Studio Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Studio Arts program of Loyola Marymount University offers a transformative educational experience with a broad conceptual and formal approach to the fundamentals of fine art and design. Our students achieve visual and cultural literacy through individual artistic, creative, and theoretical exploration, all within the context of a liberal arts education.
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Studio artists and designers in the Studio Arts program of Loyola Marymount University are informed by the intersection of art history, technology, and community-based collaboration. By fully utilizing the creative landscape of Los Angeles, STAR emphasizes interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial engagement through a social justice lens. This student-centric and exhibition-oriented art and design education prepares STAR graduates for careers or postgraduate studies in the fine arts, design, multimedia arts, and art education disciplines.

The B.A. in Studio Arts provides a broad foundation in fundamental techniques and concepts and permits each individual to experience the possibilities of creative expression and to develop an understanding of art as a key to cultural awareness.

Our Studio Arts classes are small – approximately 12-16 students – with the exception of art history classes. Each student majoring and minoring in studio arts is assigned a faculty advisor in his or her area of study who can be consulted about what courses to take and when to take them.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should know:

  • The basic definitions, concepts, and techniques in visual arts
  • How to discover their unique capabilities and personal artistic expression
  • How to solve creative and aesthetic problems in the visual arts

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should be able to:

  • Represent a distinct sensibility
  • Make artistic decisions based on an awareness of traditional and current art movements and technological advancements
  • Expand their cultural and critical view of the history of art
  • Critically analyze and assess artworks and concepts
  • Prepare a portfolio needed to enter graduate studies or a professional career

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) are encouraged to value:

  • The on-going learning and development of overall technical knowledge
  • The abilities of others
  • Expertise in the arts
  • The awareness of art history within the larger human context
  • The pursuit of new skills and insights for personal growth
  • Service to others and the promotion of justice

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio Arts
  • Drawing and Printmaking
  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II: Figure Drawing
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Programming for Creative Applications

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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application
  • Students applying for admission into the Studio Arts major may submit a portfolio of up to 10 samples of art and design work that may include: Ceramics, digital art, drawings, graphic design, illustrations, paintings, photography, sculpture, videos, as well as audio and other visual materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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