• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


This Art course at Southern Utah University provides a foundation for the student; to conceptualize, process, produce and critique art and design, to understandingly place works of art and design in their historical and stylistic context, and to think, speak and write clearly and effectively regarding art and design and about its relationship to society.

Students must exhibit; creative ability and potential in the visual arts, problem-solving ability, ability to understand connections with other disciplines such as languages, math, science, psychology and sociology, and the self-discipline to initiate, develop, and complete projects.

The Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University has a faculty of committed artist/educators who guide and involve their students in many small group and individual endeavors that promote aesthetic and critical thought and skills. The Art Major Seminar is a unique enlightening, energizing and unifying program where students can encounter and discuss an incredible variety of art and design, and meet faculty, visiting artists and students with similar interests and challenging differences. 


Opportunities for graduates might include work in a gallery, museum or arts organization, reviewing, writing about or critiquing art for a newspaper, magazine or periodical, creative art and design work, or additional studies in art, art history, or museum studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Photography 
  • Drawing
  • 2-D Design 
  • 3-D Design 
  • Art Insights
  • Art History Survey

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Admission is initially open, however, all Art & Design majors are required to schedule a Foundation Review through the department secretary during the semester that the student’s combined ART and ARTH (Art History) credits total 24 or more.  
  • This review may require repetition of courses, deny entrance, or grant acceptance into a degree program. 
  •  The student must bring to the review examples of actual work from each ART studio class that they have taken or, in the case of the Art History degree, examples of their writing about art. 
  • The student will be notified, in writing, of the action of the review committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1621 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1562 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1562 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cedar City

  • 870 - 1510 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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