B.F.A. in Painting

Earn a B.F.A. in Painting

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting supports students’ development of their own creative vision, rooted in the language of painting and its contemporary relevance. Juniors have a large studio devoted to them and seniors have individual studio spaces where they learn skill sets in preparation for the life of a professional artist post-graduation. Through a diverse faculty who represent a wide range of viewpoints and a wealth of experience, students learn how to not only develop a unique body of work but also how to document and exhibit it professionally in the community and online.


This program meets the educational requirements as mandated by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Plan of study

This is the distribution of the 125 credit hours required to complete the BFA in Painting degree. Please refer to the degree map below for more details.

  • General Education Core (30 credits, may include H101 and H102)
  • Foundation Studies (20 credits)
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism (15 credits, H101, H102, H103 plus 2 Art History electives)
  • Painting Requirements (30 credits)
  • Drawing III and Drawing IV (6 credits)
  • Studio Art Electives (21 credits)
  • A Critical Approach to Art (3 credits, J410)
  • English Literature (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)