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Art at Non-Art Schools

ecallicuttecallicutt 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
I'm currently a high school senior in Atl, GA and am interested in potentially pursuing two fields of study (something involving art and the other involving history/culture) in college. I wouldn't mind going to UGA, I know they have a great art school, but I would like to have more options. Money is a definite inhibitor, but I'm open to seeking out scholarships and other forms of aid (that aren't loans). If anyone knows of any schools that have decent programs in both of these fields and are reasonably priced (and/or with great aid) that'd be incredibly helpful. Hopefully, I can somehow incorporate my art into potential scholarship money as well, I don't really know what I'm doing in all honesty. So far I've come up with UM (which I know is... not cheap) and UVA which seems cool, but any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 77784 replies678 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    UM could mean one of several colleges.

    Try the net price calculator on each college's web site.
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  • merc81merc81 10261 replies156 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 22
    If you are unwilling to borrow funds as a part of your financial aid package, then your range of options may be limited. Otherwise, however, you could have some great choices open to you if you are strong student. This resource can help you estimate costs at range of appealing colleges: https://myintuition.org/.
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  • merc81merc81 10261 replies156 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 22
    As specific suggestions for your combination of interests, look into Centre, Kenyon, Hamilton, Williams, Skidmore, Vassar, Smith, Wheaton (MA), Connecticut College and Scripps, then consider applications to any that match your academic profile and cost expectations.
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  • merc81merc81 10261 replies156 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Btw, if you are interested in American culture, I recommend you consider American studies programs, which take a broader view of culture than dedicated history programs.
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  • momrathmomrath 5962 replies39 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @ecallicutt You might look into studying Art History, which is focuses on how history and culture are reflected in artistic expression. Quite a few colleges that have strong art studio departments also have strong art history departments, especially if they have a connection to an art museum. Combined art history and studio majors or double majors are common.

    In most cases if you end up at a liberal arts program (vs an art school) you won't need to declare your major until sometime in your sophomore year. You should, however, settle the financial question right away.

    Many colleges offer need-based aid. You can get an idea of how much need-based aid you would be eligible for by inputting information about your family's financial situation on the net price calculator found on each college's website. Some colleges also offer merit aid, which is usually not connected to your family's income but rather based on your achievements and sometimes your demographic.

    If art is an important activity for you, you should plan to submit an art supplement with your application. See the individual college websites for instructions on how to submit and what to include.

    In order to give you school suggestions we'd need to know your grades, scores and any additional information on your extracurriculars, achievements or demographic. But clarify the financials first.
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  • ecallicuttecallicutt 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I've got a weighted GPA of about 4.41 and I'm an IB student. I only plan on submitting my ACT score, which is a 29 but I'm taking it again in a couple of weeks. I have a relatively normal amount of extracurriculars (writing tutoring, chorus, etc) and I work at a local toy store as an assistant art teacher (they do classes there). For out of state options, I'm really just relying on potential scholarships. Most private places are likely out of my price range.
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  • merc81merc81 10261 replies156 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited August 26
    For out of state options, I'm really just relying on potential scholarships. Most private places are likely out of my price range.

    If you are eligible for need-based financial assistance, private colleges may represent your most affordable options. For information specific to your circumstances, access the Net Price Calculators for schools of interest.
    edited August 26
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