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Art, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) New Orleans, LA, United States
Learning is an art and, at UNO, art is about learning. As a student in the fine arts program, you will learn new techniques and fine-tune the ones you already possess—all while creating and studying artwork past and present. 


The programme

  • You will also have a choice between two distinct concentrations. In the art studio concentration you may focus your craft towards digital art, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. Students interested in studying the masters and the full spectrum of technique and style may elect to pursue the art history concentration.
  • You’ll have a vast collection of resources at your command, including a computer lab with industry-standard technology; an in-house slide library with ongoing digitization of more than 80,000 slides; a print library with reference books, art films, and subscriptions to art journals and periodicals; large amounts of studio space and storage; and a variety of equipment needed for drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital media. You’ll also display your artwork in one or both of UNO’s galleries: one on-campus facility for the exhibition of our undergraduates’ art and the other located off-campus in New Orleans’s burgeoning St. Claude Arts District for the display of our M.F.A. thesis work as well as numerous visiting artists.
  • A thorough understanding of and overall skills in the visual arts require more than resources, though. That’s why you’ll also be encouraged to compete in regional and national exhibitions, and required to mount a professional exhibition before graduation. We also encourage you to explore off-campus study in our summer programs in Rome and Prague, where you can study and appreciate the most historically and culturally significant works of art. You can also participate in our artist exchange program in Innsbruck, where you'll have the chance to create and display your work for a discerning international audience. Additionally, we regularly host visiting artists and lecturers from all over the world, so that you can study their work and meet working artists for their perspectives and techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts consists of 120 credit hours, including university general degree requirements. All students seeking a degree from UNO must complete the general course requirements regardless of their major. These courses emphasize the skills important in all academic areas. Students must complete courses in English composition, literature mathematics, science, humanities, social sciences and computer literacy.
  • All Non-College of Liberal Arts requirements, College of Liberal Arts requirements (except foreign language), and Elective requirements are identical to the General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section of the General Catalog. See Liberal Arts Section of the General Catalog.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:


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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

GPA & Curriculum RequirementAll in-state applicants are required to have a high school core GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale based on the Regents' Core (Core 4 or TOPS University Curriculum)*.International Freshmen Applicants

Minimum admission requirements for freshmen:

  • Official transcripts with English translations.
  • A cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 as calculated by the UNO Admissions office
  • Math Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 19      SAT 500
  • English Test Scores (one of the following):      ACT 18      SAT 25 (Writing & Language)      TOEFL 70      IELTS 6.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14190 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9354 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

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