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Design, B.Sc.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Design program at Biola University states that the advertisements we watch, the publications we read, the websites we visit, the products we use — all of them rely on the work of skilled visual designers. In Biola’s design major, you’ll receive extensive training in art theory, digital tools and contemporary trends, preparing you to use your creative talents in a wide range of careers.
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Overview

The Design program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Biola’s art department is a recognized leader in visual arts education, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The university offers a vibrant visual arts community including a dedicated, mentoring faculty, a strong student Art League and a diverse student body.
  • The innovative Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts brings renowned artists, exhibitions, film screenings and conferences to campus — offering a wealth of opportunities to students.
  • Biola’s ideal Southern California location gives you access to world-class art museums and exhibitions, as well as a wide range of professional internship and exhibition opportunities. The program features a dynamic approach to art history and art criticism that engages students in Los Angeles and the greater Southern California area’s galleries and museums.
  • As a design student, you’ll have opportunities for travel and academic courses in a variety of places, including England, Italy and New York City.

What Will I Study?

Throughout the design program, you will have numerous hands-on learning opportunities to become immersed into the Los Angeles visual arts culture. The rigorous liberal arts-based curriculum will equip you to integrate your aesthetic, technical and conceptual skills with a Christian worldview. 

Some course highlights and interesting topics include:

  • Tools and techniques of visual computing
  • Exploring and applying time dimensional design concepts
  • Survey of Western visual art and architecture
  • Use of digital and analog tools
  • Current movements in the international art community
  • Building and applying typesetting skills

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Design 
  • Contemporary Art Trends
  • Typography 
  • Historical Development of Design
  • Graphic Design Forms 
  • Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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    43512 USD/year
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  • In-State

    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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