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Art - Studio Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greenville, SC, United States
Art - Studio Art majors at Furman University take a series of foundation courses that establish strong visual language and drawing skills so that they are prepared for upper-level course study.
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The Art - Studio Art foundation courses at Furman University are also open to non-majors as are many of the upper-level studio courses. In addition to the areas listed below, we offer courses in bookmaking, printmaking, digital illustration and art education for school teachers.

  • Photography courses encompass both analog and digital photography. These classes introduce students to the visual language of photography through technical assignments, all within a historical and theoretical framework. 
  • Design courses focus on branding, human-centered design, and visual communication. From ad design to typography, design courses emphasis social and theoretical issues related to design. 
  • Ceramic courses encompass both wheel throwing and hand-building exercises with exploration of surface treatment including glazing, decorating and firing. 
  • Sculpture courses investigate a variety of sculptural processes, including modeling, carving and casting. 
  • Painting and drawing courses focus on compositional principles and color ideas with an emphasis on thematic painting problems. Extensive exercises from direct observation.

Career Opportunities

Our alumni are highly sought-after in all fields of art, from graphic design to art history.

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:

  • Visual Language I
  • Visual Language II
  • Visual Language III
  • Drawing
  • History of Western Art I

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

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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