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Visual Studies, Bachelor of Arts (509)

Western Kentucky University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bowling Green
Fall

Program description

Visual Studies, Bachelor of Arts (509)

The Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Visual Studies is a liberal arts degree intended to provide students with a wide range of art experience and knowledge. This degree has two concentrations: studio art and art education. The studio concentration includes a breadth of courses in fine art, graphic design, and animation. The art education concentration is a professional education degree, leading to KY P-12 visual arts certification. This certification is reciprocal with many states in the US.

Admission requirements

International Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • Minimum academic requirements: Freshmen: 2.5 GPA / Transfer:* 2.0 GPA
    • *Students with 24 or more earned hours of college credit
  • English proficiency requirements (one of the following):
    • TOEFL, IBT – 71
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • SAT Critical Reading – 450
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing – 460
    • ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52
    • DuoLingo - 100 DET for one-semester Pathway program; 90 DET for two-semester Pathway program
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received. Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Financial Evidence of Support must be provided to obtain an I-20
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Art Education

First Year

Fall

  • History of Art to 1300
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • World History I or World History II

Spring

  • History of Art Since 1300
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Basic Studio #1
  • General Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication

Second Year

Fall

  • Basic Studio #2
  • Basic Studio #3
  • Upper Level Art History
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Colonnade - Social & Behavioral Studies
  • Foundations of Art Education and Methods I

Spring

  • Basic Studio #4
  • Colonnade - Local to Global or Systems
  • Colonnade - Natural & Physical Sciences w/ lab
  • Discover Teaching: Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Educational Psychology: Development and Learning

Third Year

Fall

  • Foundations of Art Education and Methods II
  • Foundations of Art Education and Methods III
  • Writing in the Disciplines

Spring

  • Introduction to Exceptional Education: Diversity in Learning
  • Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades

Fourth Year

Fall

  • Colonnade - Social & Cultural
  • Special Topics in Studio Art
  • Upper Level Art History

Spring

  • Portfolio
  • Student Teaching Seminar

Studio Art

First Year

Fall

  • History of Art to 1300
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • World History I or World History II

Spring

  • History of Art Since 1300
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • General Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication
  • Basic Studio #1

Second Year

Fall

  • Basic Studio #2
  • Basic Studio #3
  • Art and Landscape or Art and Power
  • Introduction to Literature

Spring

  • Upper Level Studio #1
  • Colonnade - Local to Global or Systems
  • Colonnade - Social & Behavioral
  • Upper Level Studio #2
  • Colonnade - Natural & Physical Sciences w/ lab

Third Year

Fall

  • Upper Level Studio #3
  • Writing in the Disciplines
  • Colonnade - Natural & Physical Sciences w/ no lab

Spring

  • Upper Level Studio #4
  • Upper Level Art History
  • Colonnade - Social & Cultural

Fourth Year

Fall

  • Colonnade - Local to Global or Systems

Spring

  • Capstone Seminar

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Semester

  • Resident :$5,496
  • Military Veteran/Dependent Resident :$5,496
  • Non-Resident (Domestic) :$13,500
  • International :$13,824

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Western Kentucky University

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Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd.
42101 Bowling Green Kentucky
United States of America (USA)

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