Bachelor Of Fine Arts - Art Painting Specialization

Access the complete curriculum for the BFA, Art: Painting specialization, from the Visual & Performing Arts Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Art Course Sequence

Unless otherwise indicated, the required Art courses which are plotted on the program course sequence must be taken at the time indicated. Those courses designated by * are strongly suggested to be taken at the time indicated.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • ART103 Foundation Design I (3)*
  • ART105 Foundation Drawing I (3)*
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART104 Foundation Design II (3)*
  • ART106 Foundation Drawing II (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15) 

* It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time. 

Year 2

First Semester

  • ART204 Figure Drawing I (3)*
  • ART275 History of Art: Ancient-Medieval (3)
  • ART325 Oil Painting (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART205 Figure Drawing II (3)*
  • ART285 History of Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)
  • ART326 Acrylic Painting (3)*
  • ART: Studio Elective (3) 
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

* It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time.

Year 3

First Semester

  • ART345 Advanced Drawing I (3)
  • Art History Elective (3)*
  • ART: Studio Elective (3)
  • ART425:  Painting III (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • ART331 Art Reading List (3)
  • ART426 Painting IV (3)*
  • ART446 History of Contemporary Art: 1940 - Present (3)*
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

* It is strongly suggested that this course be taken at this time.

Year 4

First Semester

  • ART443 Issues & Methodologies in Contemporary Art (2)
  • ART445 Special Projects (3)
  • ART: Additional required and/or studio elective (6)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • ART490 Senior Project (3)
  • ART: Additional required and/or studio electives (9)
  • ART498 Senior Art Exhibit (1)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

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