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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting is for individuals who are interested in a vigorous and intellectual exploration of studio art culminating in the development of an advanced personal body of work.  

Program Highlights

Painting students take extensive courses in art history, design, drawing, and introductory courses in painting which provides a foundation for the development of a personal body of painting that is conceptually and formally informed. This major teaches students how to think creatively for themselves and prepares them for a lifelong engagement with the world of art.

  • Develop a sophisticated set of technical skills over a variety of media
  • Envision and execute a personal voice through a body of work and exhibit a cohesive body of work
  • Introduce an esthetic initiative into a wider public community
  • Engage in internships, gallery exhibits, and public works in preparation for finding practical applications for painting beyond the studio.  
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The faculty in Painting have exhibited locally, and internationally. Their work factors into major collections, including the Burchfield-Penney Museum, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

For more information, contact Christian Brandjes in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at or 716-839-8463.