Instruction in the program is rooted in the investigation of painting as a unique genre with its own complex syntax and history. Within this setting, the program encourages diversity of practice and interpretation, innovation, and experimentation.
Approximately twenty students are admitted each year. At the core of instruction are individual and group critiques with faculty, visiting critics, and visiting artists. In addition, students participate in a variety of seminars taught by faculty members. The study of printmaking is integrated into the painting program, and a student may concentrate in painting, printmaking, or a combination of the two.
Students work in individual 300-square-foot studios at 353 Crown Street adjacent to Green Hall. Students have access to a printmaking workshop in the Crown Street building, equipped with two etching presses and a lithography press, a fully equipped silkscreen facility, as well as digital resources available in the print studio, throughout the School, and at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
39 credits in area of concentration, including ART 949, and 21 additional credits, including a minimum of 3 academic credits in courses outside the School of Art.
Typical Plan of Study
|First Year, Minimum Fall-Term Credits|
|ART 542||Individual Criticism: Painting||6|
|ART 546||Round Trip: First-Year Crits||3|
|ART 949||Critical & Professional Practices||3|
|Academic or Studio Electives||3|
|First-Year, Minimum Spring-Term Credits|
|ART 510||Pit Crit||3|
|ART 543||Individual Criticism: Painting||6|
|Academic or Studio Electives||6|
|Second Year, Minimum Fall-Term Credits|
|ART 511||Pit Crit||3|
|ART 512||Thesis 2024||1.5|
|ART 544||Individual Criticism: Painting||6|
|Academic or Studio Electives||4.5|
|Second Year, Minimum Spring-Term Credits|
|ART 513||Thesis 2024||1.5|
|ART 545||Individual Criticism: Painting||6|
|Academic or Studio Electives||7.5|