Studio Arts

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 7.93 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 18 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:2761 Duration:24 months You need IELTS certificate

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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

English Language Requirements

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

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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.

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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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