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Painting Professor in Art Studio; Benjamin Britton, a professor in painting with the Lamar Dodd School of Art working in his studio photographed for spotlight on the arts

Art, Area of Emphasis in Painting - B.F.A.

About this Degree

A primary goal for most students is developing their careers as exhibiting visual artists. Creating associations with professional and college galleries is encouraged and supported at all levels. In addition, graduates of the Drawing and Painting program find opportunities in arts-related businesses such as publishing, arts administration, gallery operations, and teaching. Students who pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree may also work toward an art education certification, which allows them to teach studio art at the elementary through high school levels. A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is required to teach studio art at the college level.

Independence of mind, a strong work ethic, and a disciplined attitude towards creativity and expression are essential qualities of any student entering the area of Drawing and Painting. Students interested in pursuing a BFA degree must first submit work through the portfolio review process. Learn more about the portfolio review process by which undergraduate students apply to their area of emphasis here [ ]. Students are expected to approach the preparation of a body of work with enthusiasm and rigor. Engaging in critiques of their own work and the works of their colleagues is an essential part of Drawing and Painting program. 

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