BFA

These courses are required to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting:

Foundation studies: 35 hours

  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • — Directed elective*

General education: 65 hours

  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • ARTH 207 20th-century Art
  • CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Art Applications†
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Art Applications†
  • COMM 105 Speech and Public Speaking
  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • PHIL 301 Aesthetics‡
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective
  • — ARLH or ARTH elective‡
  • — ENGL elective
  • — General education elective§
  • — Mathematics/natural sciences elective§
  • — Social/behavioral sciences elective§

Major curriculum: 60 hours

  • PNTG 203 Oil-based Media Exploration
  • PNTG 206 Water-based Media Exploration
  • PNTG 302 Intermediate Painting
  • PNTG 310 Life Painting
  • PNTG 312 Mixed MediaII
  • PNTG 319 Painting Materials and TechniquesII
  • PNTG 401 Alternative Media Exploration
  • PNTG 409 Advanced Painting
  • PNTG 415 Painting Senior Seminar
  • SFIN 413 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
  • — PNTG elective
  • — PNTG elective
  • — PNTG elective

Additional electives: 20 hours

  • — Free elective
  • — Free elective
  • — Studio elective
  • — Studio elective

Total course of study: 180 hours

The painting department recommends taking classes in the following order-

BFA Recommended Course Sequencing 

Painting classes are most likely to be offered in the following rotation-

PNTG Course Rotation

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