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Visual and Performing Arts, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MA,
The Visual and Performing Arts program at Worcester State University offers its visual and performing arts students a Major in Interdisciplinary Visual and Performing Arts, one of the few interdisciplinary arts majors in the country

About

The Visual and Performing Arts program at Worcester State University will help students to go beyond the regular art, music, and theatre coursework to understand the larger world of visual and performing arts. WSU’s VPA major allows students to gain an interdisciplinary view of the arts and an understanding of how to use one art form to inform the other, while also gaining an in-depth knowledge of the art forms that most excite them.

Outcomes

The major is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in art, music, and theatre, and both a theoretical and practical understanding about how they interact in an interdisciplinary environment.  Core courses promote critical thinking, and prepare students intellectually and creatively to complete their capstone/senior thesis projects and launch careers in the arts. Students craft the major to fit their areas of interest – art, music, theatre, etc. - through electives chosen in consultation with advisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross Media Studio
  • Introduction to Animation
  • World Art Survey
  • Global Art History
  • First Year Art Practicum
  • Design Fundamentals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions and $50 fee.
  • International Information Packet
  • Official high school transcript or national exam scores
  • Notarized translation is needed if your transcripts/documents are not in English.
  • Official evaluation of high school transcript
  • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, DAAD, EIKEN, or iTEP Score Report if education was in a language other than English 
  • SAT or ACT Score Report 
  • Original bank letter or statement verifying sponsor's financial information  
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16241 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16241 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10646 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10161 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10161 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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