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College of Art and Architecture

College of Art and Architecture

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2461
 Moscow, ID 83844-2461

Phone: (208) 885-4409

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: caa@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture

Student Resources

Transfer Students

The University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture (CAA) is committed to the special concerns of the transfer student, and we are here to help you through the transition. The following steps will get you started:

Step 1 - Apply for Admission

Send your official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended along with any AP/IB credit to:

University of Idaho
Undergraduate Admissions
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will automatically forward your transcripts to the University of Idaho Registrar for formal evaluation and posting to VandalWeb.

Pick the program below that you would like to transfer into.

Students may transfer into the BID program at the second year or third year level. Applications are required for admittance into both the second and third year levels for all ID majors. Successful applicants will have completed program requirements or transfer equivalents.

Transfer application at the second year is recommended. Pre-requisites include 9 credits of foundation design courses, 3 credits of architectural drafting (hand) as well as UI core (general education) requirements. The minimum GPA is 2.5, and applications are due in early May each year.

Students may transfer at third year; however there are a number of required pre-requisites that may not be offered at all community colleges or universities. Please contact the Interior Design program for more information and to receive a preliminary transfer evaluation of your existing college transcript. The minimum GPA is 2.5 and a portfolio is required.

Transfer students: Courses you have already taken may qualify you for advanced placement.

Transfer students: Courses you have already taken may qualify you for advanced placement.

Transfer students can apply to the 2nd year design studio (vtd253) if they meet the following conditions:

  • They have successfully completed Art121 - Integrated Design Process (or an approved equivalent) or VTD152 - Introduction to Virtual Design (or an approved equivalent)
  • They have successfully completed VTD244 - Introduction to Modeling (or an approved equivalent)
  • They have successfully completed VTD266 - Animation (or an approved equivalent)

Transfer students can apply to the 3rd year design studio (vtd355) if they meet the following conditions:

Design Studios - 10 Credits
  • Art121 - Integrated Design Process (2 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD152 - Introduction to Virtual Design (2 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD253 2nd year Studio (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD254 2nd year Studio (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
Technical Studios - 12 Credits
  • VTD244 - Introduction to Modeling (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD266 - Animation (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD271 - Interactive Technology (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)

Additionally, students transferring into the 3rd year must complete one (1) of the following or an approved equivalent:

  • VTD245 - Advanced Modeling (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD246 - Advanced Lighting and Materials (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD367 - Advanced Animation (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)
  • VTD372 - Advanced Interactive Technologies (3 cr) (or an approved equivalent)

FAQs

The professional fee helps support student organizations, field trips, technical shops and studios, computer studios, teaching assistantships and student services such as the presentation of Academic and Financial Aid petitions, career advice, dissemination of opportunities for internships, and both group and individual mentoring by College Advisory Council members.

Each degree program uses these funds to cover accreditation visits for all our accredited programs, association dues, professional development for faculty, to support temporary faculty, computer studio updates, technology cloud updates, studio facilities upgrades, and technology and IT costs for the entire College.

The professional fee also supports the operating budget of the College that provides financial and student services, manages relationships with external constituencies and university responsibilities, provides salary for the assistant in the Technical shop and in addition, the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work. We recently purchased a ShopBot CNC Milling Machine in 2016.

The State Board of Education approved a professional fee to support the higher cost of delivering an education that requires professional accreditation and credentialing of our disciplines to remain competitive and best serve our students.

  • All full-time students (12 or more credits) - $623.00* per semester
  • Part-time undergraduates - $62.00 per credit
  • Part-time graduates - $72.00 per credit (neither to exceed the $623)

* In fall 2016, we combined the $45 technical fee with the $578 professional fee.

Yes, all students with a College of Art and Architecture major pay the professional fee each semester. Those majors include: architecture, art and design, bio-regional planning and community design, interior design, landscape architecture and virtual technology and design.

Generally speaking, students who pay the professional fee do not pay lab and course fees for courses offered in the College of Art & Architecture. Non-majors do pay lab and course fees. Our majors may be required to pay a fee for online or hybrid course taken. This is different from a lab and course fee.

The professional fee does NOT cover: personal supplies needed in class or for assigned projects. For example: laptop, memory storage device, drafting kits, wood, paper, pens.

Approximately 20%. Sponsored Research Projects are not included in this percentage.

Yes. Professional Fees have increased at approximately 3-5% per year. In line with the overall tuition increase for the University of Idaho.

The Dean of the College of Art & Architecture is the only person who can agree to waive the professional fee. This action is taken sparingly and only under the most serious of circumstances. Requests are handled on a case by case basis.

The following fees are required for students who participate in our international summer programs:
Program Fee - covers the cost of hotels, tours, local travel, etc.
Per Credit Fee - required at registration
Professional Fee- prorated for summer courses.

Contact us with your questions

For additional information, please call the College of Art & Architecture Office at (208) 885-5423, or email us at caa@uidaho.edu.

College of Art and Architecture

College of Art and Architecture

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2461
 Moscow, ID 83844-2461

Phone: (208) 885-4409

Fax: (208) 885-9428

Email: caa@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture