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Fine Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Fine Arts majors from University of Houston Downtown have an understanding of art and personal expression. In addition, students acquire strong skills in research, public speaking, and writing.

Graduates who earn a BA in Fine Arts at UHD will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the historical and stylistic development of each of the fine arts;
  • Effectively analyze and communicate the significance of humanities and fine arts products and performances;
  • Express ideas through multiple media.

Care​​​er options:

Students who graduate with a degree in Fine Arts will complete an internship that provides practical work experience and encourages professional networking. Additionally, students produce a portfolio of professional work to present to potential employers. Skills developed in this program will be useful in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Education
  • Museum curation
  • Administration
  • Commercial art, including graphic design, gaming, and advertising
  • Studio art and live performance
  • Art and music therapy
  • Media and photography
  • Art criticism
  • Fashion, interior, and stage design
  • Acting, directing, and technical theater
  • Music production and composition​

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall deadline for international students is 1 May.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Mexican-American Literature
  • Ethnic Minorities in American History
  • African American Theater: History and Perspective
  • Foreign Language Literature in Translation
  • Hispanic Culture and Civilization
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Arts Administration 
  • Field Experience in Humanities
  • Principles of Management and Organization Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  •  In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  •  You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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