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Fine Arts, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Fine Arts degree from Abilene Christian University can lay the foundation for a career as an artist, teacher or pave the way for graduate school.

Art is all around us. It tells the most compelling stories of the human experience. And behind each piece of work is a story and a skilled artist.

The B.F.A. degree definition covers a challenging program of study. The ACU Bachelor of Fine Arts is a studio-intensive course of study designed for students with a strong commitment to a professional future as graphic designers, studio artists and/or art teachers. As a Bachelor of Fine Arts students, you’ll develop a broad repertoire of skills through the study of painting, sculpture and printmaking, and build a solid foundation in the fine arts through coursework in design, drawing, art history and art theory.

You can further hone your skills by concentrating in one of these areas: art education, graphic design, painting, photography or sculpture.Our goal is that once you graduate with a B.F.A., you’ll leave ACU with an exceptional, professional portfolio, especially appealing if you plan to pursue an MFA after graduation.

Our program is focused on information management and human interaction: We prepare you for careers in which people and information come together. We emphasize team-building, the analysis and organization of information, and critical thinking.


  • Art Historian
  • Advertising Director
  • Set Designer
  • Special Effects Artists
  • Conceptual Artist
  • Commercial Photographer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Basic Drawing 
  • Figure Drawing 
  • Art History: General Survey 
  • Printmaking
  • Art History: American 
  • Art History: Christian 
  • Sculpture 
  • Art History: 20th Century 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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