The diverse points of view of the faculty in the Department of Painting and Drawing create a dynamic, rigorous environment, where our students are encouraged to explore technical, aesthetic, and conceptual issues before focusing their work in preparation for their senior thesis presentations. We offer a painting major and a drawing minor.
Drawing and painting are closely linked visual practices, and an understanding of one enriches a maturing practice of the other. A fluid definition of these disciplines underscores our understanding that the contemporary art world is widely interdisciplinary in nature. As a student in the painting and drawing department, you will develop personally significant ideas that reference painting’s rich history and contribute to its lively contemporary conversation.
You will participate in a curriculum designed to provide your emerging individual voice with the technical and conceptual grounding necessary for effective expression.