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Studio Art BA General Studio Concentration / Arts Management MA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 10.02 , CIP: 50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

Department of Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Arts Management Program

240A Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260

Becoming a Studio Art BA General Studio Concentration / Arts Management MA Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
Four years of social studies.
Three years of college-preparatory science.
Three years of a second language.
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.


Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Students accepted to the university that indicate “Fine Art” (BFA) or “Studio Art” (BA) as their major on their UB application are fully accepted Art majors and will be block registered into fall semester Department of Art foundation courses.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students with a minimum GPA of 2.500 are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s BA programs. Freshman foundation courses are required in order to be accepted into the BA degrees.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Current enrolled UB students with a minimum GPA of a 2.500 are eligible to apply to the Department of Arts BA degree programs. Freshman Foundation courses are required in order to be accepted into these programs. 

Matriculation to the MA


To matriculate into the MA portion of the degree program, students will be required to have a 3.0 overall GPA and complete the requisite application materials for review by the graduate application committee (academic essay, resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation).

Students may apply for the BA/MA program starting in their 5th semester (typically Fall of their Junior year). If approved, the student will be allowed to take graduate courses as early as their 6th semester and be granted conditional admission into the MA. At the end of the student’s 7th semester, faculty will evaluate student progress in graduate coursework and determine whether the student will be allowed to continue in the graduate program.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the Academic Manager as early as possible to discuss curriculum and progress toward degree.

 
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:11