Undergraduate UMD Navitas GSSP: Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting body for the visual arts. The facilities, studios, and galleries on the main UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford campuses celebrate the creative talents of individual members of the vibrant CVPA community.

Program benefits:

  • UMass Dartmouth student from day one
  • No SAT or ACT required for admission
  • Receive academic credits toward your UMass Dartmouth undergraduate degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided



Two to three semesters

Semester start dates

Spring: January 

Summer: May 

Fall: September 

Undergraduate UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP: 3 semester program sample
Semester 1 - Sample Course title Credits

ALC 100

American Language & Cultures


NAV 098

Integrated University Learning Skills


MUS 101

Introduction to Music


SOA 101

Introduction to Sociology



Leadership Exploration and Development Program


Total credits


Semester 2 - Sample Course title Credits

ENL 101

Critical Reading & Writing I


FOU 140

Digital Essential


CHM 130

Chemistry and the Environment


PHL 110

Principals of Critical Thinking


Total credits


Semester 3 - Sample Course title Credits

ENL 102

Critical Reading & Writing II


FOU 120

2D Form & Surface: 2D Workshop


MLS 106

Contemporary Topics in Human Ecology


HST 103

World History


Total credits


Total program credits 27
Program Information

Credit hours :

Undergraduate UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP credit hours applied to degree : 27-30

Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 90-93

Progression requirement:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater


Course information:

  • Please note that these are example course listings and actual student schedules are subject to vary based on semester course offerings, program start term, and student' English proficiency upon entry and academic progress throughout the program.

  • The majority of courses offered during the Undergraduate UMass Dartmouth Navitas GSSP fullfill general education requirements as part of the UMass Dartmouth University Studies curriculum, which all undergraduate students are required to complete, regardless of major/chosen study concentration.

Entry into 2nd year of

  • BFA Art Education
  • BA Art History
  • BFA  Ceramics
  • BFA Drawing
  • BFA  Graphic Design
  • BFA  Illustration
  • BFA  Integrated Studio Arts
  • BFA Jewelry/Metals
  • BA Music
  • BA Music Education
  • BFA Painting
  • BFA Photography
  • BFA Printmaking
  • BFA Sculpture
  • BFA Textile Design/Fiber Arts
  • BFA Fashion Design & Production

Popular Careers for Graduates

  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Art Critic
  • Art Teacher
  • Curator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Gaming Technologist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Musician
  • Performer

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