College of Arts & Architecture

Entrance to College

Entrance to general status in the college is only possible for first-year applicants in Integrative Arts and Art History. All majors except Art History require a talent review. Access to these majors via the eLion Entrance-to-Major application is not possible.

ETM Procedures

To discuss how to enter this college/major, contact the appropriate Academic Advising Center.

Major CGPA Credits/Courses/Grades Criteria Additional Criteria
Architecture (BARCH) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review

Change of major for fall semester only; change of campus from a Commonwealth Campus to University Park approved after change of major

Art, General Status (AAART) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review

All students from outside the school enter this status before declaring ARTBA, ARBFA, A ED and IDS

Art (ARTBA) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review

Art (ARBFA) 2.00 Art major studio courses, each with a grade of C or higher

Successful portfolio review

Art Education (A ED), Schools Option (SCHLS) * 3.00

48 credits

Courses required:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • PSYCH 100
  • EDPSY 014
  • A ED 101S
  • A ED 201W
  • A ED 211
  • A ED 212
  • ART H 111
  • ART H 112
  • ART 110S
  • ART 111
  • ART 122Y
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests

80 hours of education work experience

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Successful portfolio review

Art History (ART H) 2.00   Change of campus from a Commonwealth Campus to University Park depends on course offerings at the student's campus of enrollment
Graphic Design, General Status (AADES) 2.00   Successful review of design problem and writing sample
Graphic Design (GD) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • GS 001S
  • GD 100
  • GD 101
  • GD 102
  • GD 200
  • GD 201
  • PHOTO 100
  • PHOTO 200
Successful portfolio review
Integrative Arts (INART) 2.00   Must have a degree plan approved by department adviser; see Integrative Arts website
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) 2.00   Successful portfolio review
Landscape Architecture (LARCH) 2.00  

Successful review

Change of major for fall semester only; change of campus from a Commonwealth Campus to University Park approved after change of major

Music, General Status (AAMUS) 2.00  

Successful audition

All students from outside the major enter this status before declaring MUSBA, MUSBM, MU ED, or MUBMA

Change of campus from a Commonwealth Campus to University Park approved after change of major

Music (MUSBA)

Music (MUSBM)

2.00  

Departmental evaluation

Successful audition

Music Education (MU ED) * 3.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • MUSIC 140
  • MUSIC 222
  • MUSIC 261
  • MUSIC 262
  • MUSIC 266
  • MUSIC 270
  • MUSIC 331
  • 6 credits from PSYCH 100 and 212 or HD FS 229 or HD FS 239

Departmental evaluation

Qualifying scores on the PECT-PAPA reading, writing, and mathematics tests

80 hours of education work experience

Passing scores on Vocal Musicianship Proficiency Exam

Primary Level IV on applied instrument

See Teacher Education Programs for additional criteria

Successful audition

Musical Arts (MUBMA) 2.00  

Departmental evaluation

Successful audition

Musical Theatre (THRMT) 2.00   Successful audition

Theatre (THRBA)

Theatre (THRFA)

2.00  

Successful audition (BA)

Successful audition (BFA)

Notes

Courses in bold require a grade of C or better.

* CGPA, PRAXIS, and 80-hours requirements must all be met by end of third semester; course requirements must be met by end of fourth semester