Painting Curriculum

Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  


Course title Fall Spring
FD101 Visual Elements: 2D 3 *
FD102 Visual Elements Digital Tools * 3
FD105-106 Basic Drawing 3 3
FD111 3-D Design 3 *
FD112 Time Arts * 3
** FN100 First Year Seminar (see note below) 1
LA121-122 Writing in Context 3 3
LA125 Exploring Visual Culture 3
Studio Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16 15
*Can be taken Fall or Spring
**FN100 First Year Seminar is required of all freshman with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Revised 3/5/14

Studio Arts

Painting + Drawing

With a diverse faculty of professional artists, the Painting + Drawing concentration within the Studio Arts major emphasizes traditional skills and knowledge while exploring innovative ways to address subject matter in the context of contemporary art practice. In this program, students investigate their vision, voice, and mode of expression. Studio experience, lectures, and critiques encourage an awareness and consideration of the broader historical, cultural, and theoretical implications of their work.

Professional practice informs studio practice. Accordingly, students are provided with a combination of practical knowledge and creative support. Information about grant writing, exhibition opportunities, public presentation, and portfolio development are addressed alongside matters of technical and conceptual skill. Studies are enhanced with gallery and studio visits, panel reviews and visiting artists. Graduates are prepared to continue their education in master’s programs or engage professional practice.



Future Students ProgramsTransfer InfoGlobal StudiosVisitApply

Current Community HomeroomLibraryEmailRecords + Registration

Alumni ExhibitionsNews + NotesGifts to PNCATranscripts   

Continuing Education Courses + RegistrationCertificatesYouthCE Contact

Museum of Contemporary Craft Main SiteHoursBecome a Member