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Creative Arts & Design

Art and Design: Drawing and Painting - BFA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Tuition fees per year
    42,352 USD
  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, August

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

  • TOEFL iBT score of 79
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • Total SAT score of 960 or ACT score of 18
  • ELS Language Center Level 112
  • Grade of C or higher in English Composition from an accredited U.S. college/university
  • An SAT Reading score of 500 or an ACT English score of 20 may also be utilized
  • Michigan English Test (MET) score of 57
  • Examination for the Certification of Competency in English (ECCE) score of B2
  • Examination for the Certification of Proficiency in English (ECPE) score of C2
  • Duolingo English Test score of 100
  • Official secondary school transcripts, in English, provided to Alma College directly from your school. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required
  • Provide English Language Proficiency (official score reports required)
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.
  • Valid Passport copy

Fees and funding

Alma College provides many financial aid opportunities for you throughout your college career

Undergraduate tuition: USD$42,352 per year Estimated living expenses: USD$12,060 per year

Merit Based Scholarships

  • Average amount


  • Requirements

    GPA of 3.4 or higher

Need Based Aid

USD$5,000 based on financial need

Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships are available to talented students in art, dance, music (both vocal and instrumental), theatre, and Scottish Arts. The average amount is USD$1,500

E-sports Scholarship

USD$1,500/year. Awarded upon acceptance to incoming students (first year and transfer) who compete on the E-sports team

Faith Leadership Scholarship

The Faith Leadership Scholarship is awarded to incoming students who demonstrate the potential for leadership, innovation, and active engagement in spiritual life at Alma College. The award, valued at USD$1,500 annually, may be renewed for up to four years.

Referral Award

Prospective students who ultimately attend Alma and are referred to Alma College by an alumnus, faculty, staff member, current student or friend of the college receive the Alma College Referral Award which provides USD$1,500 per year for 4 years ($6,000 in total) in the name of the individual who referred them to the college

S-STEM Scholarship

Alma College offers a limited number of STEM scholarships to incoming students. The awards, up to USD$5,000 per year, are available for students majoring in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Visa requirements for Alma College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements