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Studio Art, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
The BFA Studio Art Program at the Louisiana Tech University provides a curriculum stressing a strong foundation in drawing and design. It concentrates on developing the student’s sensory awareness, ability to think in response to it, and proficiency in the visualization of thought through the manipulation of materials and processes.
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Overview

The first year, students are guided through the core curriculum where thorough training in the fundamentals of drawing and 2D-design are coupled with color theory and 3D-design.

During the sophomore year, students take a series of survey courses which introduce them to painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. This survey allows the students to engage themselves in a form of art making that will best express their own personal artistic development. The junior and senior years involve a concentration in one of the various studio disciplines where they can begin to hone their skills and expand their conceptual knowledge.

The student in the Studio Art program at the Louisiana Tech University will develop skills in the making of art ranging from the two- dimensional to three-dimensional, encompassing traditional and contemporary forms of art making. This is achieved through a comprehensive course of study that ensures investigative exposure to the widest variety of tools. The Studio Program is comprehensive and includes a sequence of courses in design, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media, and digital practices. 

The curriculum is practical and visionary in terms of the role of the student within the university and in the community as an artist by:

  • encouraging experimentation, crossing boundaries, and hybrid processes as well as engaging the history and traditions of art,
  • offering an expansive and inclusive approach toward educating artists, embracing new and established technologies in materials and conceptual contexts,
  • providing extensive training and excellent facilities in a supportive environment with a professionally active faculty who focus on students as individuals,
  • acquiring a critical awareness of seeing, and of the problems and possibilities for investigating, thinking and problem solving in the 21st century, and
  • promoting activities of students as they contribute to our artistic community with creativity and intelligence.

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: 
  • Design 
  • History of Art 
  • World History
  • Figure drawing
  • 3D Design 
  • Figure drawing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Students with a 2.0 GPA must have one of the following: an iBT TOEFL 79 or an IELTS 6.5 or SAT Math subscore 510, Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500 subscore with a minimum composite score of 1130 or ACT Math subscore 19 and English subscore 18 with a minimum composite score of 23. 
  • Copy of Current Valid Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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