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Art, B.A. / B.F.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Sioux Center, IA, United States
As a major in the Art program of Augustana University, you will join a community of artists who are passionate about their work and eager to help others develop and grow. Our beautiful state-of-the-art facilities are always available and professors are often working beside you in the studios. 
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Pursue a wide variety of disciplines:

  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Art History
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Pre-Architecture
  • Art Education

In the Art program of Augustana University you will also have the opportunity to study abroad creating stained glass in Germany, painting in Peru during Interim, or visiting the great museums of Europe or New York on a spring break course. Students often choose to study philosophy, languages, history, the sciences or music alongside their studio courses.

We are a community of involved artists at Augustana and you are very important to us. We will get to know you well when you come study with us. We will empower you with an essential foundation in design and give you the tools to build a successful creative career in art. We will provoke your imagination and help you in your search to understand and discover yourself and the world around you through art. We will engage you in discussions that matter to you and nurture the profound questions that define and connect us.

Our recent graduates are employed in a range of creative fields, becoming artists, creative directors, animators, printmakers, sculptors, architects, freelance, creatives, graphic designers, technologists, professors, teachers, photographers, while others go on to graduate studies to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) and Masters of Architecture (M.Arch.) programs across the United States, and more!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Augustana admits students on a rolling basis. We recommend working on the application during the summer prior to, or the fall of, your senior year.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Art History I: Prehistory to the Renaissance
  • Art History II: Renaissance through the 20th Century
  • Design I: Two-Dimensional Design
  • Design II: Three-Dimensional Design
  • Art Since 1945

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • All secondary and post-secondary transcripts and/or national exam scores.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
  • A Personal Statement (250 words minimum) describing a significant challenge you have overcome.
  • College Preparation Test Scores and/or English Language Test Scores from one or more of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELT, , Duolingo English Test, PTE, , IKEN, , TEC CBT, ELS Language Center's.
  • Financial Statement showing sufficient resources to support yourself for one academic year.
  • Completed International Student Financial Ability Form.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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