The combined drawing and painting program consists of a variety of courses on the beginning, intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. Teaching and Technical Assistantships are available in the area for qualifying MFA students.
Drawing is a fundamental skill that all artists use in varied forms, from preliminary sketches for a painting, sculpture, installation, or animation to a small or large-scale autonomous drawing. Drawing can be experimental and playful, but most importantly it can allow the student to discover new and exciting possibilities of expression in a relatively short period of time. Drawing is for everyone.
Painting embraces a critique-based curriculum that stresses a strong background in painting fundamentals, materials, conceptual and analytical processes needed in order to build technical proficiencies in painting. The goal of the faculty is to develop artists with personal insights and independent visions that can then be fully realized through the medium of paint.