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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.93k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The study of studio art is both a body of knowledge and a series of activities. Upon completion of the Studio Art major, as defined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), students demonstrate through advanced writing and senior exhibition the following outcomes:

    Developed visual sensitivity.Technical skills, perceptual development, and understanding of principles of visual organization to achieve basic artistic expression in one or more media.Ability to make workable connections between concept and media.Familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and non-Western worlds.Understand the nature of contemporary thinking on art, and have gained a discernment of quality in their own art and the work of others.Ability to work independently while learning and applying new knowledge, expressions and technologies.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • USD 7933 Year (National)
    • USD 18044 Year (International)
    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Major Requirements:
    • Art History Advanced Writing
    • History of United States Art and Architecture
    • Modern Art and Architecture Survey
    • First Review
    • Drawing
    • Drawing
    • Design
    • ADesign
    • Three Dimensional Design
    • Portfolio Review Jury on Student Progress
    • Drawing
    • Senior Review
    • Art Appreciation
    • History of World Art
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
    • Ceramics
    • Printmaking
    • Computer Graphics

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Visual Arts students must maintain at least a major GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program. A grade of “C” or better is required in all ART, ARTD, ARTE and ARTH courses required for the major.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


    South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

    • Dedicated faculty and staff
    • Quality new facilities
    • Excellent student leadership
    • Shared governance
    • Partnerships with local community
    • Robust and Integrated assessment program
    • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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