College of Fine and Performing Arts (Undergrad)


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Annual tuition fees

$19,838 $25,838


  • International Year (1-3 Quarters): Automatic scholarship reducing gross tuition price to $5,000 per quarter $5,000 per year
  • Direct Admission: $2,000 to $6,000
  • *you get the progression scholarship As long as a 3.0 GPA is maintained.


4 Years


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List of Programs

  1. Art Studio
  2. Art History
  3. Dance
  4. Theatre Arts
  5. Music
  6. Music – Composition
  7. Music – History and Literature
  8. Music – Performance
  9. Music Education P-12
  10. Design


Academic Requirements

  • GPA: 2.5
  • You need to provide a high school transcript from all schools attended.

Additional requirements

  • $70 non-refundable application fee
  • Students whose English score is 6.0 IELTS (or equivalent) will be required to take two English support classes during their first quarter of enrollment: Academic Reading and Academic Writing and Grammar.
  • Essay
  • Art, Design, Industrial Design, require a portfolio
  • Music requires an audition

English Tests Requirements





Duolingo English test


About Faculty

The College of Fine and Performing Arts promotes a lifelong relationship with the arts that enhances, challenges and inspires both the individual and the community. Whether you want to dance or design, you’ll learn how to be successful in this college.

Top Reasons to Study in Western Washington University


Western is committed to engaging in leading research to answer some of the world’s most complex challenges, including global climate change, social justice and equity and sustainable development.


At Western you will receive all the benefits of a small college, with individualized attention and small class sizes, but with all the choice and opportunity a large university can offer. Learning in a supportive environment, you will explore new ideas to become a well-rounded citizen, and broaden your knowledge and skills to graduate ready to seek new opportunities.


Students at Western learn both inside and outside the classroom with experienced faculty who are willing to go the extra mile and support students through every challenge. 99% of all classes are taught by faculty, 74% of which hold the highest degree in their field. Our professors and teachers will play an active role in your education, from collaborative research to advising groups and study tours.


A strong liberal arts tradition means ambitious international students can explore every interest and craft the right education experience. Universities in the USA often offer a liberal arts education, meaning you will focus on your degree while also taking classes to give you a broader knowledge and varied approach to learning, helping you become a well-rounded global citizen. With the freedom to learn a bit of everything, you will thoughtfully choose the right degree for your future aspirations, and you can supplement your education with a second area of interest.



Ranking & Accreditation of Western Washington University

  • #2 Top Public School (Regional Universities West, US News & World Report, 2018)
  • #72 Best Values in Public Colleges & Universities (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019)
  • #18 in Regional Universities West
  • #13 in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • one of the nation’s top 15 green colleges.
  • #99 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #5 in Top Public Schools

Student Accommodation at Western Washington University

While at Western you can live on a 215-acre campus in one of 16 residence halls, each with its own unique community. There are residences to suit all lifestyles with options for corridor-style or suite-style rooms. You can live with students who share your academic interests, or personal interests.

  • Room and Board: $15,894



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