What will I learn?

A broad education in art.

When you study the visual arts, you develop both the creative and the intellectual skills to succeed in a variety of careers in today’s global art and design communities.

In this program, you will gain a well-rounded liberal arts education, with a heavy focus in art and design. In addition to courses in the humanities, languages, and art history and theory, intensive studio instruction will help you develop your technical skills in one of the following areas of emphasis: graphic design, interactive design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or photography and digital imaging.

The program features a highly integrated curriculum. Students become strong visual thinkers with a profound understanding of the potential of visual work in its many contexts.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Like to create art and/or design
  • Interested in the history and interpretation of art
  • Are a visual, creative, critical thinker
  • Want an art-related career

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Gallery owner/operator
  • Art historian
  • Museum education coordinator
  • Art librarian
  • Community arts director
  • Art critic/reporter
  • Arts council director
  • Arts fundraiser
  • Grants specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Art appraiser

Which department am I in?

College of Art and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

Priority Application Dates – Fall: May 1; Spring: October 1; Summer: March 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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