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Fine Arts, B.F.A.

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What is a B.F.A. degree? 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.

ACU offers two communication degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Arts includes a foreign-language requirement and a minor, enabling you to apply your skills to a range of career fields
  • The Bachelor of Science includes studies in communication research and offers several hours of electives, allowing you to explore other disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Art Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Persuasive Graphics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Complete your application and admissions file by following these steps:

  • Complete an Application for Admission.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions.
  • Request your ACT and/or SAT scores be sent to ACU. ACT and/or SAT writing score is recommended.
  • Once we receive the above items, you will be considered for admission to ACU. You will be notified of your admissions status according to when your application was completed.
  • Should you be granted admission, you will be given access to confirm your admission, pay your enrollment deposit and submit your Housing Preference Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
  • National

    33330 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
  • In-State

    33330 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 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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