Department of Art and Art History
As an undergraduate student in painting, you will gain broad understanding of the foundational principles and techniques of painting through one-on-one guidance and deep exploration of historical and contemporary painting strategies. Once this foundation has been established you will move on to explore personal artistic research through alternative methods and materials, concept and form.
The graduate painting program is a contemporary painting program that encourages an intensive studio practice, experimentation, risk taking and an understanding of contemporary and historic art theory and trends. The program size is limited so that graduate students work closely with the faculty and their peers in a community that fosters the highest level of creative growth. Graduate students in the painting area have generously sized, semi-private studio spaces and have access to much of the department’s state-of-the-art facilities.