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Visual Arts, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenwood, AR, United States
Visual Arts program goals are consistent with the liberal arts tradition of Lander University. Four programs of study emphasize the skill and processes necessary for students to cultivate their professional, aesthetic, intellectual, and personal development.

Overview

These programs aim to provide students with a broad range of experience and understanding in art and design – Visual Arts, Visual Arts with Graphic Design Emphasis, Visual Arts with Business Emphasis, and Visual Arts with Teacher Certification.

Each program of study is planned to provide:

  • Acquisition of knowledge about art and design
  • Development of thinking in and through the arts
  • Demonstration of skill in art and design
  • Communication in and about the arts

Program Objectives

Students graduating from Lander University with a degree in visual arts demonstrate a general knowledge of art concepts and the ability to apply art techniques in a range of media as outlined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design standards, including:

  • familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and non-Western worlds;
  • knowledge about the nature of contemporary thinking on art and design and the nature of quality in design projects and works of art;
  • the ability to make workable connections between concept and media through a variety of art making methods;
  • the technical skills, perceptual development, and understanding of principles of visual organization sufficient to achieve basic visual communication and expression in an art medium; and
  • the experience to compile a portfolio showing the development of visual sensitivity.

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:

  • Advance Drawing
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Approved Foreign Language
  • Approved General Education Electives
  • Additional Electives
  • Special Topics in Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 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

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Submit your official high school transcript
  • Submit your official SAT or ACT scores
  • Recommendations are encouraged, but not required
  • Lander University does accept Advanced Placement (AP) (PDF) and International Baccalaureate (IB) (PDF) credit
  • Official GED scores from testing center and GED Certificate (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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