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College of Arts and Architecture

Entrance to College

Entrance to the college in pre-major status is only possible for Art History.

General status in Art (AAART) for the ARTBA, ARBFA, AED and IDS majors; Graphic Design (AADES); and Music (AAMUS) is available to students who apply, have a minimum 2.00 CGPA, and meet portfolio or audition requirements.

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

Entrance to major requirements for majors at the Altoona College
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Architecture (BARCH) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review/application

Art, General Status (AAART)    

 

Successful portfolio review/application

See Entrance to College section above for ARTBA, ARBFA, A ED, and IDS general status criteria.
Art (ARTBA) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review/application

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

Successful portfolio review/application

Art Education (AED), Schools Option (SCHLS) 1 3.00

Courses required:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • PSYCH 100
  • EDPSY 14
  • AED 101S
  • AED 201W
  • AED 211 and AED 212
  • ARTH 111 and ARTH 112
  • ART 110S, 111, and 122Y
  • 6 credits of GQ
  • 3 credits of Literature

Bold requires C or better

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/application

Art History (ARTH) 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 Students must apply to AADES before applying to the Graphic Design major

Successful application

See Entrance to College section above for general status criteria.

Graphic Design (GD) 2.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • GS 1S
  • GD 100
  • GD 101
  • GD 102
  • IST 110

Successful portfolio review/application

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/application
Landscape Architecture (LARCH) 2.00  

Successful portfolio review/application

Music, General Status (AAMUS) 2.00  

Successful audition/application

See Entrance to College section above for MUSBA, MUSBM, MU ED, and MUBMA general status criteria

Music (MUSBA)

Music (MUSBM)
2.00  

Departmental evaluation

Successful audition/application

Music Education (MUED) 1 3.00

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 15 or 30
  • MUSIC 140
  • MUSIC 222
  • MUSIC 261
  • MUSIC 262
  • MUSIC 266
  • MUSIC 270
  • MUSIC 331
  • 6 credits from PSYCH 100 and 212 or HDFS 229 or HDFS 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/application

Musical Arts (MUBMA) 2.00  

Departmental evaluation

Successful audition/application

Musical Theatre (THRMT) 2.00   Successful audition/application
Theatre (THRBA)

Theatre (THRFA)
2.00   Successful audition/application

Notes

1 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