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Studio Art BA - Graphic Design Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 10.02 ART-PAINTING-DRAW&SCULPT, CIP: 50.0701 Art/Art Studies, General)

Becoming a Studio Art BA - Graphic Design Concentration 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), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

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

All freshmen who select Studio Art BA or Fine Arts BFA on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Students accepted to the University that indicate “Fine Art” (BFA) or “Studio Art” (BA) as their intended major on their UB application will be block registered into fall semester Department of Art foundation courses. At the beginning of the spring semester of freshman year, students who have earned a GPA of 2.5 or above in their Fall foundations courses will automatically be accepted into the Department of Art.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s BA or BFA degree programs. Freshman foundation courses are required in order to be accepted into the BA and BFA degrees.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Currently enrolled UB students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s BA or BFA degree programs. Freshman foundation courses are required in order to be accepted into these programs.

Suggested Introductory Courses

ART 140LAB Time Based Concepts
ART 120LAB 3D Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism

 
Published: Aug 16, 2019 13:21:13