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History of Arts and Visual Culture, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Columbus, OH, United States
If your interest in art isn't just the creation of it but the inspiration behind it, then the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in History of Arts and Visual Culture program at Columbus College of Art and Design is your path to a rewarding career. 
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A practice-based major, it focuses on modern and contemporary art and centers on two tracks: curatorial practices and theory and criticism. 

Learning outcomes

The History of Arts and Visual Culture coursework at Columbus College of Art and Design features a combination of studio, research and practicum experiences to link the study of art history to the diverse worlds of contemporary art production and presentation. You'll unravel the stories behind great works of art, ranging from monumental to small-scale, while learning about the artists’ lives and societies in which their visions were created. And you'll be prepared for positions in museums, galleries, auction houses and publishing, as well as graduate-level study.

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 Introduction Survey 
  • painting Introduction Survey 
  • printmaking Introduction Survey 
  • Ceramics Introduction Survey 
  • Glass Introduction Survey 
  • Jewelry Introduction Survey 
  • Sculpture Introduction Survey 

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

  • Academic records (official or unofficial). Educational records from secondary (high) school and college/university, if applicable, must be submitted in English or accompanied by an official English translation. CCAD requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please contact us if your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement and you’d still like to apply. If you are admitted to CCAD, you will need to submit official (signed and sealed) copies of all of your transcripts before you begin classes.
  • A photocopy of your current passport photo identification page.
  • Proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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