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Art (Concentration in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking), B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Paradise, NV, United States
At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Art (Concentration in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking) degree is an additional year of study during which time students have an opportunity to focus more intensively on developing their skills and creativity.
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The Department of Art offers its students an education in the visual arts as an integral part of a comprehensive educational experience. Our degree programs offer intense, professional education in the aesthetics and theories of the visual arts. Additionally, students will be trained in the skill and intellectual awareness that are the basis for a future of creative and professional achievement in the visual arts.

The Art (Concentration in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, focuses on the exploration of two-­?dimensional areas. Students have the opportunity to encounter a variety of processes including intaglio, lithography, the drawing techniques and media of watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. Communication skills are developed through periodical critiques. Historical and contemporary examples are presented and discussed in class, resulting in a thorough investigation within the concentration. Students leave the program with a portfolio of work that can lead to the beginning of a career as a studio artist, to admission to an advanced degree in studio art, or to opportunities for employment in the art world.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the BFA in Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate functional levels of drawing skills with varied media.
  • Recognize and be able to interpret major works of art pertaining to the art history courses taken.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the elements and principles of students' chosen area of concentration
  • Articulate and critically respond to both familiar and unfamiliar works of art through critical dialogue.
  • Understand the function of presentation and/or the exhibition process of personal works in public gallery or other cultural venue.

Career Possibilities

Students are prepared for a variety of careers in the visual arts from practicing studio artist to gallery and museum work, illustration. The BA in Art with a concentration in painting, drawing and printmaking also prepares students for graduate study on the MA or MFA level.

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 I
  • Design Fundamentals I
  • Design Fundamentals II
  • Survey of Art History I
  • Survey of Art History II

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements


  • Nevada Advanced High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores


  • College/University Transcript(s)
  • If you have completed coursework at a non-US high school or college, you must also submit a certified evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) by a NACES member organization. This evaluation and translation converts your non-US coursework to the US equivalency so that UNLV can evaluate your documents for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8291 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8291 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Paradise

  • 1088 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

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