Painting & Drawing

Painting and Drawing Major


Immerse yourself in an environment that encourages an innovative definition of Painting and Drawing. Explore this dynamic, eclectic practice through realistic, abstract and/or non-objective subject matter. Deepen your cultural and intellectual understanding of the contemporary art world and learn to navigate the complexities of being a contemporary artist today.

Students are mentored by professional artists who maintain an active studio practice, significant depth of engagement and a passion for the visual arts. Studio work is supported by a vast array of professional practice initiatives that provide students with increased confidence in their preparedness for career opportunities as they join the current art world as a doer, maker, thinker and creative problem solver.

Students graduating in our BFA program with a major in Painting and Drawing are a dynamic addition to the contemporary dialogue in an ever-changing art world. They are prepared to begin their career as an exhibiting artist or continue their exploration through graduate school.





Student Work Course Descriptions & Sample Schedule

Careers in Painting and Drawing

Many Art Academy painting and drawing graduates have pursued careers as studio artists, gallery owners, and arts administrators. Graduates also thrive in entrepreneurial and freelance enterprises.

Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a future at the forefront of contemporary painting and drawing.

Studio Artist
Muralist
Tattoo Artist
Art Administrator
Instructor or Professor
Curator
Preparator
Illustrator
Animator
Art Director
Creative Director
Visiting Artist
Portrait Artist
Medical Illustrator
Entrepreneur
Studio Artist
Muralist
Tattoo Artist
Art Administrator
Instructor or Professor
Curator
Preparator
Illustrator
Animator
Art Director
Creative Director
Visiting Artist
Portrait Artist
Medical Illustrator
Entrepreneur
"Art Academy students get a truly multi-disciplinary experience that is much closer to a graduate school experience than I've seen at other schools. Our faculty is also very comfortable giving insightful feedback to a diverse range of student work."

JIMMY BAKER
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing

"Art Academy students get a truly multi-disciplinary experience that is much closer to a graduate school experience than I've seen at other schools. Our faculty is also very comfortable giving insightful feedback to a diverse range of student work."

JIMMY BAKER
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing

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