Admission Requirements

To begin course work in the field of art, you initially need to be admitted to Missouri State. Before completing 75 credit hours, you must also be admitted to a degree program.

The admission process

To gain full admittance into the art program, follow the steps below:

  1. Declare or change your major to art by visiting the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
  2. Meet with your assigned advisor to discuss admission requirements and to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete the program’s admission requirements.
  4. Work with the art and design department to complete the Application to a Degree Program form to update your record.

When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.

Admission requirements

In addition to completing Foundations courses (ART 100, 101, 110, 115). Note: ART 215 is required for some areas of emphasis. Students must pass the Candidacy Review for BFA in Art. A selection of work from Foundation and Studio Core areas is to be submitted to a committee of the art studio faculty for review during the first semester of the student’s junior year. Students must have a 3.00 or higher GPA in the major and a Missouri State cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 to be admitted to candidacy. Student records will be encumbered at seventy-five hours if the student has not yet been admitted to a degree program. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the review which is held during the fall and spring semesters. ART 499, Senior Exhibition, cannot be taken unless the Candidacy Review has been passed. Transfer students with more than sixty hours completed must apply for candidacy during their first semester.