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.
Early Action (Freshmen Only)
- November 15
- March 1 priority application deadline
- June 1 final deadline
- August 1 final transfer deadline
- Azusa (Main Campus)
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
Eliana Swenson ‘24 found her faith community at APU, as she explored life’s biggest questions through her art and honors humanities studies.
The art major provides a solid foundation for those who wish to continue in the creative field.
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How to Apply
- Complete your APU Undergraduate Application
- Select Art: Art, BA as your major
- When prompted, complete your BA Art Scholarship Application via Get Acceptd
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.
Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.
APU students may take advantage of three 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 are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.
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.
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.
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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:
- WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
- The Art and Design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Career Outlooks and Outcomes
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.