• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students of the Art program of the Southeast Missouri State University must pass the Foundation Review, complete the common core classes, select one studio art specialization, and participate in the BFA exhibition.

What You'll Do

  • Receive instruction from faculty who stay current and have the highest degree available in their field.
  • Produce works of art in studios equipped with modern technology.
  • Have access to River Campus exhibition venues, including the River Campus Art Gallery, and the Crisp Museum where the juried Student Art Exhibition is held.
  • Have opportunities to work and travel with faculty to conferences, study abroad, and exhibit their artwork. They also participate in First Friday events and can join the Art Guild.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Bold Marketing
  • Red Letter
  • Horizon Screenprinting
  • LaCroix Methodist Church
  • Wright Group USA
  • Brighton US
  • Southeast Missourian
  • Bruton Stroube
  • Rust Media/Concord Printing
  • Abby, Ink, Jackson
  • Weintraub Advertising
  • Lee Ferrell Design
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Triune Communications

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • 3D Design
  • 2D Design
  • Color Composition
  • Art & New Technology
  • Painting

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.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 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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