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Visual and Public Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, CA,
Our Visual and Public Art major is a hands-on program that brings together studio and community art. Through a foundation in the liberal arts, you'll have the opportunity to cross academic boundaries to see how everything is related for a broader perspective.

About

The Visual and Public Art major challenges and supports students as they develop enduring skills and perspectives. The curriculum combines studio work and public art processes. Theory and practice cover artistic production, exhibition, ethical interpretation, visual literacy and reciprocal community engagement. Through a rich interdisciplinary curriculum comprised of painting and drawing, sculpture and installation, integrated media and photography, museum studies and art history, our students graduate prepared to embrace a 21st century global art world.

 Within your program, you'll delve deep, exploring historical analysis, individual aesthetics, community collaboration, art production, evaluation, and art distribution.

The mission of the Visual and Public Art (VPA) Department is to provide students with a lifelong set of skills that synthesize studio and community arts approaches to artistic production, exhibition, and education. Both individual and collaborative art methodologies are used in the VPA department’s integrated emphasis through coursework in painting and murals; sculpture, installation and performance art; arts education and museum studies, photography, and media culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Art, Religion and the Americas
  •  Digital Media Arts & Culture
  •  Comp. Ethnic Experiences 
  •  Lovers, Landscapes, and Artistic Legacies
  •  Intro to Art Appreciation 
  •  Beginning Drawing
  •  The Artist & Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 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

  • Equivalent of a 2.40 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in high school
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Seaside

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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