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Study Art BA at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll receive hands-on training in a variety of techniques, create a professional portfolio, and have the opportunity to exhibit your work on campus. You’ll graduate well-prepared for a career in the creative field. You can choose to focus on a discipline of your choice, whether ceramics, drawing and painting, interdisciplinary, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Program at a Glance

The School of Visual and Performing Arts develops students’ talents through rich artistic experiences and comprehensive training in their chosen artistic discipline.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

College of the Arts requires a secondary application via GetAcceptd.

Learn How to Apply

Program Units
45

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Yellow Ribbon and Military Friendly School

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Take courses in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, ceramics, and more.
  • Explore art’s impact on society through a faith-based lens.
  • Cultivate your creativity through the study of technique, history, and theory.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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College of the Arts requires a secondary application via GetAcceptd.

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Eliana Swenson ’24 found her faith community at APU, as she explored life’s biggest questions through her art and honors humanities studies.

Program Details

The art major provides a solid foundation for those who wish to continue in the creative field.

 

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

How to Apply

Priority Deadlines

Fall 2024 Applicants

February 15, 2024, is the priority deadline for the Fall 2024 Art Scholarship Application. Students must complete their APU Undergraduate Application and their Get Acceptd application by the deadline to ensure consideration.

Spring 2024 Applicants

December 1, 2023, is the priority deadline for the Spring 2024 Art Scholarship Application. Students must complete their APU Undergraduate Application and their Get Acceptd application by the deadline to ensure consideration.

Plan a Visit

Applicants are encouraged to visit a class or meet with one of our professors. Just fill out a COTA Visitation Form to visit us virtually! We look forward to meeting you.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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College of the Arts Art Scholarship

The College of the Arts Art Scholarship is a talent-based scholarship available to select incoming undergraduate students enrolled in the:

This talent-based scholarship is renewable up to eight semesters and can be awarded in addition to any other academic merit scholarships and need-based aid.

 

You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

Net Price Calculator

We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.


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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  

Featured Faculty

Julia Heins

Julia Heins

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art

Jamie Sweetman

Jamie Sweetman

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art

Brent Everett Dickinson

Brent Everett Dickinson

Associate Professor, Department of Art

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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College of the Arts Hosts Industry Spotlight at Warner Bros. Studios

Art students showcased their work at the College of the Arts Industry Spotlight hosted at the legendary Warner Bros. studios, including original comic books they illustrated by hand.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

 

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