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Fine Art, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Program Features

The Fine Art program of Andrews University is built upon a foundation of specialized training in fine art representational painting and drawing, which informs the technical and theoretical intentions of the growing artist. This foundation is bolstered with a broad base of cross-disciplinary and fundamental coursework that incorporates all creative and communicative disciplines of the department. 

Current students focus on nurturing a personal aesthetic and vocabulary of mark-making, color, and composition informed by the historical language of two-dimensional creative work that informs the production of cohesive bodies of work appropriate for exhibition and galleries. Students are encouraged to embrace the role of the scholar and citizen and explore individually defined outlets for creative collaboration and community involvement that are unique to the fine artist, such as murals, curating, and team-based art projects.

As students progress through the curriculum, they produce work that is gradually more independent and resolved. The culmination of the BFA program is the completion of a Senior Project, which is embodied by an original series of advanced work by the senior student. This portfolio is presented in a professional exhibition as the capstone experience to the degree. The BFA degree also prepares students for graduate-level study in a variety of programs, including a Masters of Fine Art program, which is the required track for students seeking to become university professors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Color Theory and Use
  • Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Portfolio Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process
  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.) (international students)
  • You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher)
  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students
  • International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29808 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fair Plain

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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