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Fine Arts, B.F.A

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, WV,
The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University has adopted a contemporary approach to teaching and is constantly evolving to accurately reflect contemporary practices. 

About

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) at Shepherd University is the professional degree recognized for students who desire to become professional artists. The BFA curriculum provides students with a diversified experience in art, as well as an in-depth experience in one concentration area. 

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Concentrations include Graphic Design, Non-toxic Printmaking, Painting/Drawing, Photography/Computer Imagery, and Sculpture.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

Complete online application for admission.

Submit $45 nonrefundable application fee.

Submit one of the following in order to satisfy the academic record requirement:

  • Education outside the United States
  • Education inside the United States

 Provide proof of financial support to cover the tuition and living expenses for one academic year (9 months). 

 Submit a brief letter or statement outlining your educational goals, signed and dated.

Provide a copy of your Passport Information Page. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18048 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7548 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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