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The undergraduate painting program begins with an introduction to oil paint and oil based techniques which surveys a variety of stylistic approaches to the medium. Junior level courses cover figurative and non-figurative issues while introducing historic and contemporary discussions about painting. In all levels, class projects eventually yield to a student's interest for independent exploration. In the senior level, advanced problems in painting are worked through on an individual basis. Seniors often have the opportunity to work and critique with graduates in the program ensuring professional and challenging dialogue. The department is open and encouraging of both traditional and non-traditional/mixed media explorations. Special electives such as Introduction to Watercolor and other techniques are offered on a rotating basis.


ART 202(d) Painting

An introduction to the methods and materials of oil painting. Observation only with an emphasis on color theory and application.

Prerequisites: ART 112c and ART 112d.


ART 310(a) Painting Methods

An intermediate painting course using a series format to explore a variety of expressive modes. Includes media experimentation.

May be repeated up to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisite: ART 202d.


ART 310(b) Figure Painting

An intermediate painting course that introduces the human figure as subject. Expressive and formal uses of the figure in art history will be studied and applied on a personal and group basis.

May be repeated up to 6 credit hours.
Prerequisites: ART 202d and ART 202e.


ART 310(c) Painting Topics

A variety of course topics will be rotated through the 310(c) course option.

At present is a plein-air course that covers rural, urban, and suburban subject matter on sight using both aqueous media and/or oil paint and covering techniques; awareness of materials available.

Prerequisites: ART 202-6, including ART 202d and ART 202e.


ART 401 Research in Painting

Advanced problems in painting. An entirely independent course that introduces students to the demands of working as a professional artist. Exploring the working methods and ideation that are necessary to succeed.

May be repeated up to a maximum of 9 hours.
Prerequisites: ART 310a and 310b or consent of instructor. Art majors only.


ART 501 Graduate Painting

Research in specialized areas of personal development of style and technique.

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.
MFA candidates only.
Prerequisite: ART 401 or concurrent enrollment.


ART 503 Studio in Painting

Research in specialized areas of personal development of style and technique.

May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours.
MFA candidates only.
Prerequisite: ART 501 or concurrent enrollment.

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