The Department of Painting + Printmaking is a large, diverse and vibrant community of artists, scholars and students. When you choose this major, you’re part of an academic studio program that’s like a working lab, where you’ll investigate and redefine your personal visual culture.
You’ll adopt a specialized focus within the disciplines and use elective options to pursue other areas of interest. You’ll discover your own aesthetic and technical choices, and better understand the issues and criteria informing artmaking today.
You’ll develop skills in critical analysis and learn how to articulate and justify your ideas both visually and verbally. You’ll have access to leading figures in the contemporary art world as they visit to discuss their work, critique your work and conduct workshops.
Some classes you might take in this major:
- Painting from Observation
- Experiments in Drawing
- Print Practice and Theory
- Beyond the Gap: Art into Life
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