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Contrary to the myth of the “starving artist,” a recent Strategic National Arts Alumni Project survey found that 92 percent of the 13,000 surveyed art graduates were employed — and overwhelmingly satisfied with their ability to be creative at work. Kansas State University’s Department of Art offers a variety of degree options that will help launch a successful art career.

K-State offers a variety of degree options, including Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees. B.F.A. students choose a concentration in drawing, graphic design, digital arts, printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography or metals and jewelry. B.A. students major in studio arts or art history.

With careful advising, an art degree can be combined with another academic discipline, like journalism, biology, marketing, management, education and others.

The B.F.A. is a professionally oriented degree designed primarily for those planning to become professional artists, art teachers or designers. Greater discipline is placed on actual practice in the creative arts discipline.

The B.A. degree allows for broader development as you address your studies in art. Following the
requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, a B.A. degree explores the humanities, sciences, languages and social sciences more expansively. This degree promotes a broader educational experience for those who are interested in a wider field of options after graduation. This degree allows room for a minor in another discipline and easily combines with double majors in other areas.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
  • USD 275 Module (National)
  • USD 728 Module (International)
Start date January,September 2015 Credits 124 credit hours
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core Foundation Courses
  • Art Careers Seminar
  • Dimensional Design
  • Drawing I
  • Dimensional Design Credits: (3)
  • Drawing II
  • Figure Drawing I

English Language Requirements

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There is no portfolio review required to declare art as a major. Students begin taking foundation classes immediately in preparation for the concentration admissions review for the B.F.A. program.

B.F.A. requirements:

The concentration admission review is required before admission to your chosen area of concentration. A display of selected work from your completed art foundation core courses occurs during the semester when you finish the last of the eight core classes, usually the fourth semester. Visual course work must meet faculty approval. Upon passing the concentration admission review, you may begin B.F.A. study in your area of concentration.

An additional review opportunity is allowed after an unsuccessful attempt to pass the concentration admission review. It may, if requested, occur in an area different from the first attempt. You may apply twice to each concentration.

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 Kansas State University.


Students will have several opportunities to apply for portfolio scholarships through the department. New incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to submit a portfolio to the department for our annual incoming student portfolio scholarship review that takes place each spring during K-State’s Open House.


K-State’s theatre program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and it is the only accredited program in Kansas.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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