81 credits

Professional painters, representing varied stylistic approaches, work closely with students in encouraging them to explore the many possibilities for image development offered by different media techniques and conceptual processes. Students work with oils, acrylics, and watercolor as well as a full range of drawing media. Senior BFA students are provided with private studio spaces. The proximity of New York City affords ready access to galleries, museums, and artists' studios.

Required Foundation Courses (15 Credits)
ARS100Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS101Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS102Design: Color3
ARS103Design: Form3
ARS112Art Seminar 3
Art History Courses (12 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
Select two of the following:6
Modern Art, 1900-1970
Contemporary Art, 1970 to the Present
ARH3xx/ARH4xx
Art History elective
Required Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
ARS490BFA Seminar (writing intensive)3
Total Credits30
Required Painting Courses (33 Credits)
ARS240Basic Painting 3
ARS301Thematic Drawing3
ARS303Figure Drawing3
ARS305Advanced Drawing 3
ARS305Advanced Drawing 3
or ARS400 Drawing Projects
ARS343Intermediate Painting 3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Painting
Water Media/Collage
Advanced Painting
ARS345Advanced Painting 3
ARS403Contemporary Ideas in Painting 3
ARS441Senior Studio in Painting I 3
ARS442Senior Studio in Painting II 3
Required Cognate Courses (6 Credits)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional, outside of Painting/Drawing3
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional 3
Studio Electives: ARS and/or DDF Courses (12 Credits)
Select 12 credits12
Total Credits51