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Art, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Art curriculum is built around five student-centered goals:

  • Challenging and expanding each student’s understanding of the creative process.
  • Providing students with media-specific technical training.
  • Exposing students to a broad range of contemporary and historical art practices as well as a strong background in critical theory.
  • Developing an informed professional presence in the world beyond the campus.
  • Synthesizing the above - creative process, technique, critical inquiry, and professional goals - into a unique studio practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History and Visual Studies 
  • Art Theory and Critical Issues 
  • Art and Music of the Twentieth Century to Present 
  • Art, Culture, and Technology 
  • History of Collaborative Art and Social Practice
  • Globalization and Contemporary Art 
  •  Art, Culture, and Politics
  • Activist Artists and Work in the Community 
  • History of American Art 
  • Special Studies 
  • Early Modern Art 
  • Contemporary Art: 1945-Present 
  • Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Art 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.25 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

Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in studio art is competitive. Students may apply to the BFA program after completing between 24 -48 credits in Art and Art History with a GPA of 3.25 or better.  Transfer students should apply upon admission to the University or in their first quarter at SOU. The BFA Thesis forms a central part of the BFA experience, and candidates must show the ability to investigate and articulate their ideas through independent writing and research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    165 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 165 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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