Bachelor Degree in Arts in Alabama in USA

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Architecture

Auburn Global
Campus Full time 5 years May 2017 USA Auburn

The bachelor of architecture degree is awarded upon the completion of the five-year curriculum. Qualified students may elect to pursue concurrently a second bachelor of interior architecture degree. [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Alabama in USA. The bachelor of architecture degree is awarded upon the completion of the five-year curriculum. Qualified students may elect to pursue concurrently a second bachelor of interior architecture degree. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a pre-requisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a six, three or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards. Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, that when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre- professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. Auburn's next accreditation visit for the architecture program is in 2017. Auburn University, School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program: Bachelor of Architecture (159 credits). The four-year pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design is not a professionally accredited degree. Auburn University is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Students are encouraged to work at an architect’s office, on a construction site or in another approved professional endeavor prior to their fourth year. The bachelor of interior architecture degree program offers a holistic approach to design that focuses on the relationship between interior and exterior space. Interior Architecture students develop enhanced critical thinking abilities in relation to the construction of space, progressive materiality, sustainability, and representation. Auburn has integrated Interior Architecture and Architecture in this unique program resulting in the granting of two degrees upon completion of the fifth year of study. It is not possible to get the undergraduate degree in interior architecture without the dual Architecture professional degree. Architecture students must apply separately to the Interior Architecture Program through a competitive application process. The graduate who receives a bachelor of interior architecture degree and a bachelor of architecture degree is a person trained in interior architecture and architecture who is qualified to sit for an Architectural License Exam after completing IDP and then sit for the NCDIQ Exam for Interiors, based on a transcript review. See advisor for details. Architecture Academic Standards and Policies Enrollment in the second year studios is limited and eligibility for acceptance to Architecture and Interior Architecture is based on performance in courses in the first year of the model curriculum. The Architecture Program offers two options for completing the Pre-Architecture first year of the model curriculum: the Foundation Unit Studio sequence and the Summer Design Studio sequence. Placement of Pre-Architecture students into either of these entry sequences is determined by an Architecture Program committee. Information regarding the entry sequence placement process will be mailed to all Pre-Architecture students who have been admitted to Auburn on or before February 1 preceding fall term entry. Students not participating in the Foundation Unit Studio have the opportunity to be selected to enter the design studio sequence in the summer term after their first year of enrollment. Placement in the Foundation Unit Studio Sequence will be communicated prior to Camp War Eagle. Pre-Architecture students must receive an “S” in ARCH 1000, ARCH 1010, and ARCH 1060 prior to being admitted to the ARCH 1020/ARCH 1420 course sequence. Students accepted into the Foundation Unit Studio sequence may not defer their acceptance to another academic year. Students that fail to successfully complete the fall semester studio sequence, or students not accepted into the Second Year Studio sequence at the end of the spring semester, will not be readmitted to the Foundation Unit Program. These students may elect to participate in the following Summer Design Studio session and will be required to participate in the entire summer program. Eligibility is dependent upon Summer Design criteria. Auburn University students who successfully complete 27 hours, pass ARCH 1000, General Physics I, and Calculus I or MATH 1150, and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 are eligible to be accepted into Summer Design. In the event that all available Summer Design seats are not filled based on the stated criteria, the committee may opt to fill the remaining seats based on academic performance of the applicants. Summer Design Studio sequence is divided into two sessions. During the course of the first session each student’s work is periodically ranked relative to her/his peers. At the end of the first session the students with the highest rank-in-class are accepted into Session Two, subject to available space. Students not accepted to the Second Year Studio may elect to retake the entire sequence of courses during the following Summer Design Session if they meet the admission criteria or they may elect to change majors. Admission to the Second Year Studio sequence is predicated on the receipt of a grade of C or better in both ARCH 1020 and ARCH 1420. The Grade Adjustment Policy may not be used to progress to Second Year Studio. In the event a grade of D or F is received in any required course in the major, a review is required for continuance in the program. Based on the outcome of this review, a student may be required to repeat the course or, in the case of design studios, the entire studio sequence for that respective year-level. Students receiving a second D when repeating a required course will be reviewed for continuance in the program. Similarly, a student receiving a majority of grades of C or poorer may be reviewed for continuance in the program. Students must maintain professional standards of behavior, as outlined in the Student Policy eHandbook, at all times while on university property and while participating in school sponsored trips, events, and activities. Failure to do so may be grounds for dismissal from the program. To proceed to the beginning sequence of design studio at third, fourth, or fifth year levels, the student must have completed all required prerequisite courses for that respective year-level, as indicated in the model curriculum. Enrollment in 3000-level BSCI courses will be limited to those students with a GPA of 2.50 or above and second-year standing in design studio. Architecture Transfer Students Transfer students in Architecture must meet the minimum requirements as set by Auburn University to be admitted to the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. They will be advised to begin with the Summer Design Studio Sequence. Transfer students must also meet the minimum qualifications for admission to Summer Design. Transfer students should contact CADC Student Services no later than January to request a space in the Summer Design Studio. Foundation Unit Studio placement for transfer candidates is determined each year by the school head, the Architecture program chair, the First-Year Program coordinator and a representative from the Office of Student Services. Up to 20 percent of Foundation Unit Studio positions may be reserved for transfers each year; however, the positions will only be filled if the transferring student’s academic performance is competitive with the Foundation Unit Studio top tier ranking students from that academic year freshman admission round. It is possible to have a Foundation Unit Studio with no transfer students. Transfers accepted into the Foundation Unit Studio Sequence may not defer their acceptance to another academic year. Transfer students from NAAB-accredited architecture programs, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements as set by Auburn University, will be required to present a portfolio of their work to the Academic Review Committee (ARC) for evaluation. The ARC will determine the level of placement in the professional architecture design studio sequence or in the pre-architecture program. Special Opportunities for Qualified Architecture and Interior Architecture Students During the third year of design studio students may participate in at least one of a variety of field studies opportunities aimed at enriching students’ learning experience and preparing students for professional life. These opportunities include both an international studies program with a variety of options for study abroad as well as the possibility of participation in the Rural Studio - a program based in rural west Alabama where students engage local communities via hands-on service-learning projects to help meet needs of shelter and improved quality-of-life. In addition to the required third year opportunities, students may have additional opportunities during their fifth year of study to participate in the Rural Studio or the Auburn Center for Architecture and Urban Studies - a design center in downtown Birmingham where upper-level students and faculty engage in community-centered, service-learning activities. Participation in each of these programs is limited, and students may be allowed to participate based on academic standing, available resources, and a competitive selection process. Professional internships with practicing architects are recommended prior to the last year of study. Architecture/Interior Architecture (ARIA) Academic Standards and Admission Policy Participation in the Interior Architecture (ARIA) program is highly selective. Students are eligible to apply for the Interior Architecture program in the spring of their second year of the Architecture Program. This policy allows for a summer ARIA thesis class size based on yearly available faculty resources. Spring semester applications (2nd year students) The Interior Architecture faculty will make a selection of second year students at the end of Spring semester. Class size is based on available faculty resources and may vary each year. These students will initially participate in the ARIA-designated Third Year Fall Semester Studio. Selection of students is based primarily on the ARIA faculty-comprised Admission Board’s assessment of submitted design work. The assessment will be based on the students’ statements of intent and on three projects that demonstrate a high quality of design ability. A high quality of design ability is considered to be an indication of an applicant’s capability to take on the extra degree requirements of the ARIA degree. Additionally, it is required that accepted students have completed their appropriate studio coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional acceptance into the ARIA dual degree program. The students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in their studio coursework during the third and fourth year to proceed into the ARIA Summer Thesis semester. If a 3.0 studio GPA is not maintained, a review by the ARIA Admissions Board will be required to determine a student’s eligibility to continue in the program. [-]

Bachelor of Art and Design

Green River College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Auburn

Your education in the arts begins here. Green River College fosters an in-depth preparation for the study and creation of art. [+]

Your education in the arts begins here. Green River College fosters an in-depth preparation for the study and creation of art. At Green River you will undertake a program of study which helps each individual student find a balance between aesthetics and technique in your creative process and expression. Through the development of strong problem solving skills, you will learn to discuss the theoretical and practical meaning of your work. At Green River you can develop your ideas, build strong techniques, and create a competitive portfolio. The Associate in Fine Arts degree in Art is generally pursued by students who plan to transfer to a four‐year university. However, completion of this degree does not guarantee admission as an art major. This degree offers students a broad foundation in advanced education or a career in art. Students granted the degree meet all of the requirements of the Washington state Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA).   A portfolio highlighting the student’s best work completed at Green River Community College, emphasizing originality, facility, and exploration is highly recommended. Portfolio presentation is usually the determining factor in acceptance for Fine Arts major, and this degree provides the structure for the preparation of a strong portfolio. To earn this degree, students must complete a minimum of 105‐106 quarter credits in courses numbered 100 or higher (from approved distribution list below) and meet specific distribution requirements. No more than 25 percent of credit requirements may be taken on a pass/no‐credit basis. Students should be aware that courses with “Pass” grades may not satisfy the requirements in their major field. Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of 24 credits, including the last quarter, in residence at Green River Community College.   Green River College International Programs prides itself on the great service it offers to each and everyone of our students. Our goal is to help you to achieve your dream, whether it is to transfer to a top university, better your English or experience the American college life. What is a portfolio? A portfolio of artwork is a collection of your best and most recent work—approximately 15-20 pieces. It is a crucial part of your application to professional art schools, most university art programs, and galleries. The portfolio helps someone evaluate your achievements and potential. The following are some considerations for portfolio inclusion: Drawings Drawings from observation only Figure drawing from a live model Composition skills Exploration of media, including use of color Design—2D, 3D Abstract work Complex compositional skills Thoughtful execution of ideas Good craftsmanship Note: The portfolio should also include examples of your best work in your specialty. Green River - A leader in university transfer Our 2+2 transfer program offers students an opportunity to start their four-year bachelor's degree. The transfer program provides courses equivalent to the first two years of a university degree. Students can take two years at Green River College, then transfer to a university to complete their four-year degree. Our students are admitted to many top 100 world universities*, as ranked by Shanghai Jiaotong University, including: Brown University, California State University, Cornell University, Hawaii Pacific University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State University, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Purdue University, San Jose State University, Seattle University, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UNC - Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin Washington State University *Note: Admission to selective universities is highly competitive. Green River College international students have been admitted to hundreds of universities all over the US. Students gain the qualifications needed for admission at Green River and transfer to top universities as third year juniors. Admission is not guaranteed, but our students have been very successful in gaining admission to top universities. Education Requirements In order to obtain a bachelor's degree in the US, all students must complete specific requirements for their major as well as general education requirements which represent a foundation of learning in various areas including Math, Writing, Science, Social Science and Humanities. Students are given freedom to select classes of their choice from general categories. For example, within the "Social Science" category, students can choose any one of the following subjects: sociology, psychology, political science, history, geography and others. The Humanities category includes: art, speech, communications, languages, music, philosophy, and others. Science includes: chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, and others. How does it work? Over 25 universities have offered the  University Transfer Pathway (UTP)  option to any student who is admitted to Green River. The guarantee does not apply to “impacted” majors. This is how it works: 1. Apply to Green River 2. Select a university  – Choose the university from the list. Check the university on the application. Choose one university only. Make sure the university you choose has your major. You will receive the university conditional admission letter or statement at the same time you receive the Green River admission letter. Sample Classes for Popular Majors: Art/Design: Beginning Design Drawing Color and Design 3 Dimensional Design Digital Photography Painting, and History of Art Green River knows how important housing is to the success of a student. This is why our housing staff go the extra mile to give the best experience possible by providing a caring, positive, safe and supportive American living experience. CAMPUS CORNER APARTMENTS Experience traditional American college life at Campus Corner Apartments (CCA) Students enjoy a convenient, on-campus location; comfortable, high quality facilities; an excellent study environment; and an opportunity to get involved and make friends in supportive student community of 340 American and international students. Students must be 17 years old at time of move-in.  Benefits of Living On Campus: Living on campus is convenient! Walking distance to class, library, fitness center, gym and Performing Arts Center Community Center where you can meet and make friends from all over the world Lots of on-site student activities Private and group study areas Easy to get involved in campus activities [-]

Bachelor in Media and Film Studies

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Birmingham

Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in Film and Media Studies while being informed by other disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. The program also stresses the ways in which academic study and artistic practices are mutually informative. Students in the MFS program... [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Alabama in USA. Bachelor in Media and Film Studies We live in a media-saturated world. Print media, television, cinema, the Internet, and radio are central to the ways in which we now communicate, educate, and create art. Studying film and media allows us to better understand how media connects us to the world and how we interact with each other. After graduation, an MFS student is well prepared to join this evolving media-based world in which we live. Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in Film and Media Studies while being informed by other disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. The program also stresses the ways in which academic study and artistic practices are mutually informative. Students in the MFS program develop and apply their skills in critical thinking, oral communication, and persuasive writing, in the true liberal arts tradition. What is Media and Film Studies? Media and Film Studies at Birmingham-Southern College focuses on the critical examination of film and film production; the historical and cultural understanding of text; and the analysis of the psychological, sociological, and political impacts of mass media. In addition to film, the course of study represents all forms of media and media production, including art, digital systems, print and broadcast news, the trade press, television, photojournalism, the Internet, and emerging information systems, as well as social media. As a Media and Film Studies major at Birmingham-Southern, you will take a core set of courses before selecting one of three concentrations: Mass Media, Media and Culture, or Media Production. Areas of Concentration In addition to the core requirements [link to core requirements page], you will individualize your major by taking an additional four electives in one of three concentration areas: Media Production: This concentration concerns the production of media, including video production, screenwriting, web-based media, photography, art, music, and traditional print journalism. You have the opportunity to apply theory to practice in one or more of these production modes. Courses Offered: AR 222 Camera Mechanics and Composition AR 324/424 Photography as Witness: Photojournalism and the Art of Visual Narrative CS 170 Intro. to Computing EH 204 Writing for the Media EH 305 Journalism Workshop HON 215 Discovering Photography HON 216 Printmaking: History and Process MFS 220 Film Production 1 MFS 221 Film Production 2 MFS 222 Screenwriting MU 158 Music Technology Media and Culture: This concentration investigates the formal qualities of film and media in their proper historical context. This includes examining industry pressures, aesthetic conventions, and technological changes. Media and Culture also considers various theoretical frameworks for understanding media's relationship with other artistic practices and the ways it engages the spectator. Courses Offered: AR 324/424 Photography as Witness: Photojournalism and the Art of Visual Narrative EH 248 Monsters, Monarchs, and Monastics: Legacies of Medieval Lit in Popular Culture EH 349 Literature and the Arts EH 384 Literature of the American Indian EH 420 Studies in the Drama HON 215 Discovering Photography MFS 250 History of Documentary Film MU 122 Music in Film PL 263 Philosophy of Film: Cinematic Wisdom West to East RE 239 Christian Scriptures in Literature, Art, and Film Mass Media: This concentration uses the tools of the social sciences to study the psychological, sociological, and political impacts of mass media on how we think and organize ourselves in society. This includes questions about the relationship between media (both old and new) and politics and democracy, media and social organization, and the role of political and social psychology in altering the way people think and process information. Courses Offered AR 324/424 Photography as Witness: Photojournalism and the Art of Visual Narrative EH 204 Writing for the Media EH 305 Journalism Workshop HON 284 The Psychology of Mass Media PS 111 Humor and the Cynical Political Mind PS 195 Talk Talk Spin Spin: Politics, Media, and Political Culture PS 345 American Political Behavior PS 473 Selected Topics: Politics Through Documentary PY/PS 369 Political Psychology PY 417 Senior Seminar: Research in Psychology [-]

Bachelor in Urban Environmental Studies

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Birmingham

A new generation of leaders who understand the complex relationship between human welfare and environmental sustainability will make much needed strides toward environmental sustainability. With its liberal arts focus and commitment to academic excellence, Birmingham-Southern provides an ideal setting to train socially- and environmentally-literate leaders... [+]

Bachelor in Urban Environmental Studies

A new generation of leaders who understand the complex relationship between human welfare and environmental sustainability will make much needed strides toward environmental sustainability. With its liberal arts focus and commitment to academic excellence, Birmingham-Southern provides an ideal setting to train socially- and environmentally-literate leaders.

The Urban Environmental Studies Major

The Urban Environmental Studies major provides students with an opportunity to study the problems and potential solutions related to the accelerated degradation of our environment, including water and air quality decline, increasingly unhealthy urban landscapes, loss of forests and farmlands, growing numbers of imperiled species, and climate change. Such problems pose a threat to human health, safety, prosperity, and well-being in complex and pervasive ways. Students in this major will develop the skills necessary to understand the complex interrelationships between human welfare and environmental sustainability.... [-]


Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Birmingham

At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre... [+]

Bachelors in Arts in Alabama in USA. Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre – or for whatever path they choose. As well as nationally-recognized performers, we regularly have theatre majors go on to become doctors, lawyers, arts administrators, educators, and more. Here’s what makes theatre special at BSC Our department is a small community of students and professors in love with what they are doing. They’ll help you find your passion, discover what you love to do, and develop your skills to their greatest potential. We complete four major productions each year and six to ten student-led productions. That means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn the entire process hands-on, including acting, set and lighting design, costumes, choreography, company management, and playwriting. Theatre students are active in productions throughout their four years at BSC; freshmen are encouraged to get involved as soon as they arrive on campus. Our unique January E-Term gives you four weeks to work on a theatre project, take an audition class, write a play, or explore something else that interests you. We offer a BA in theatre arts and a BA in musical theatre. Classes are provided for students interested in a career in the performing arts and for those approaching theatre with a more general interest. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Theatre Arts major, students will be able to: Perform acting goals and tactics Execute theatre designs using appropriate technology Function successfully as a member of an ensemble Upon completion of the Musical Theatre major, students will be able to: Perform acting goals and tactics Execute theatre designs using appropriate technology Function successfully as a member of an ensemble Integrate musical analysis and performance Theatre Scholarships Each spring, the Theatre Department hosts a Scholarship Day to allow prospective students the opportunity to compete for the various financial awards offered by the division. Auditions for Theatre are Saturday February 15, 2014. Theatre scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview with the theatre faculty. For musical theatre, the audition consists of sixteen measures each from two Broadway/Off Broadway songs and one monologue of no longer than one minute in length. Auditionees should choose material close to their age and experience -- please, no Shakespeare or dialects. No CDs. An accompanist will be provided. For theatre, the audition consists of two monologues of no longer than one minute in length each. Each auditionee should provide an 8 X 10 headshot along with a resume and any letters of support. All auditionees will participate in theatre games and have the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with a theatre faculty member. Students interested in technical theatre and design should bring with them a portfolio of their work. [-]