BA in Design Arts & Practices FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions for answers to the most common questions about the BA DAP, or contact us with any other questions.


It is recommended that students attend the BA DAP on a full-time basis in order to progress through the program within four years. However, students may work part-time jobs or internships while in the program.

It is highly recommended that BA DAP students begin the program during the fall semester. However, students may be admitted for spring semester or otherwise transfer into the program after the first semester and be able to successfully integrate into the program.

Yes, Design Arts and Practices students may join B Arch, BLA and Sustainable Built Environments students for summer study abroad opportunities.

There are computers available in the studio and computer lab; however, they are often used for courses. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own laptop computer to campus. Personal computers must meet specific computer requirements in order to run the necessary software.


BA DAP students apply through University of Arizona Undergraduate Admissions. Learn more about the process, including application deadlines and costs.

Spring 2023 Term

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022 
Final Deadline: November 1, 2022 

Fall 2023 Term

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2023
Updated Final Deadline: June 1, 2023

Due to current building renovations at CAPLA West, tours are limited. However, we offer virtual tours and you may connect with our recruitment and outreach coordinator to discuss the program, including sitting in an online class. You may also connect with our Student Ambassadors, who are happy to tell you about the studio spaces and other building features.

In-state tuition and fees per semester (7+ units):
$5,935.50 tuition + $300 differential tuition + $867.48 fees
Out-of-state tuition and fees per semester (12+ units):
$19,670 + $300 differential tuition + $867.48 fees
Subject to change. Fees may vary by year in program.

Please check the University of Arizona Tuition and Fees website for the most detailed cost information.

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