A new-age application to a classical practice.
While one of the most traditional of the fine arts, contemporary approaches to painting now encompass a wide variety of media. Professional painters may work as independent studio artists or in a wide range of professional fields. Students in the painting concentration learn the practical skills to succeed: editing a portfolio, approaching a gallery, writing a resume, and more.
The painting program offers a series of six distinct studio classes. Introduction to Painting is required for all BFA students and is an option for BA or BS degree students. Introduction to Painting focuses on descriptive oil painting from observation, and offers a classical approach to painting. Students may take any of the five advanced painting courses after successfully completing the introductory course.