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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rockford, IL, United States
The Art History program of Rockford University specializes in educating students in the various modes of visual communication. It is the belief of the department that understanding visual means of expression, or being visually literate, is a fundamental component of a liberal arts education on par with written and verbal learning.
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Overview

The study in the Art History program of Rockford University encourages students to realize that visual, written, and verbal means of communication are often inextricably bound.

The Art and Art History department, as its name implies, incorporates two distinct yet profoundly complimentary and dependent units. One, the studio arts, is primarily devoted to instruction in the making of works of art. The other, art history, is primarily devoted to the historical understanding and current interpretation of traditional works of art and visual culture. In its studio courses, the department endeavors to support the individual, expressive and technical needs of students as they explore various media and seek to reconcile ideas with their final visualization. In its art history courses, the department seeks to provide students with an overall grounding in the history and theory of world art and visual culture.

Careers and Internships

A degree in Art or Art History from Rockford University is excellent preparation to be an artist or teacher, or to enter professions in museum and gallery fields. This degree also provides students continuing on to graduate school with an outstanding foundation to pursue advanced degrees in fine art, commercial art training, art history, arts administration or various forms of museum studies.

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:

  • Art Appreciation
  • Survey of World Art
  • Beginning Drawing
  • Beginning Painting
  • Design (2-D)
  • Design (3-D)

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

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completed application (clearly written or typed)
  • USD $50.00 application fee
  • Official certified copies of all secondary school transcripts evaluated by an NACES member
  • Official certified copies of academic transcripts from all college
  • Course descriptions for all college or university level classes that you have taken (no transfer credit will be awarded without them). All course descriptions must have a certified English translation
  • Official copies of any leaving certificates or diplomas from all secondary schools 
  • Written or typed Statement of Intent
  • Certification of Finances 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS-Academic score reports for non-native speakers of English
  • Official ACT or SAT score reports
  • Copies of your passport, visa stamp, arrival/departure document (I-94 card), and current Form I-20
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rockford

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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