Oil Painting

DSCN1301Students in Oil Painting train in the technical aspects of the medium. Course work and assignments direct students through the process of creating a unique, consistently styled portfolio of work. As they develop a personal creative vision, Oil Painting students apply critical, historical and theoretical principles to their own work while developing the professional business practices of the fine art field.

Oil Painting Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

Technical
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of oil painting.
       This includes:
  • Method / Materials
  • Color 
  • Lighting 
  • Seeing / Observation
  • Effectively render forms both in space, and in relation to each other
  • Composition / Design / Editing
  • Drawing 
 
Theoretical
2. Use oil painting as a form of personal expression to create a unique, consistently styled portfolio of work.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the world of contemporary art.  
  • Present their work within the context of contemporary art. 
  • Understand and engage in contemporary art discourse.
  • Emphasis on:
  • Concept / Content / Originality
  • Applying critical, historical, and theoretical principles to the work
  • Research
  • Style / Motif
  • Critique
 
Professional
3. Apply professional practices to:
  • Presentation, Care, Archiving, Documentation.
  • Work habits: Time management, Reliability, Motivation.
  • Career skills: Promotion, Job search, Commissions, Galleries, Exhibitions, Grants, Business writing, Interviews, Memberships, Networking.
  • Business skills: Taxes, Sales, Bookkeeping, Insurance, Organization
 

Career Opportunities

  • Portrait Commissions
  • Landscape Commissions
  • Group Exhibitions
  • One-Person Exhibitions
  • Gallery Representation
  • Specialty Showroom and Display Shops

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting- Specialization in Oil Painting

Sample Program

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Art I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition I 3 Semester Credit Hours
College Success Seminar 1 Semester Credit Hour

 

Semester 2

Fundamentals of Art II          5 Semester Credit Hours
Beginning Life Drawing II 5 Semester Credit Hours
Anatomy 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 3

Oil Painting I 5 Semester Credit Hours      
Intermediate Life Drawing I 5 Semester Credit Hours
College Composition II 3 Semester Credit Hours
Art History I 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 4

Oil Painting II 5 Semester Credit Hours 
Figurative Sculpture I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours
Art History II 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 5

Figure Painting 5 Semester Credit Hours 
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 Level 5 Semester Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy 3 Semester Credit Hours
(One of five) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Visual Culture; Art and Activism; or Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 6


Still Life Painting 5 Semester Credit Hours
Digital Graphic Foundations 5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of three) Advanced Anatomy; Intro to Lab Science; or Vision, Light and Color 3 Semester Credit Hours
(One of four) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Contemporary Visual Culture; or Art and Activism 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 7

Advanced Painting I 5 Semester Credit Hours
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours
Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level 5 Semester Credit Hours

 

Semester 8

Portfolio: Fine Arts 5 Semester Credit Hours
Advanced Painting II 5 Semester Credit Hours
(One of five) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Contemporary Visual Culture; Art and Activism; or Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester Credit Hours
(One of seven) Survey of American Illustration; History of Graphic Design; 20th Century and Contemporary Art History; Art History: Renaissance and Baroque; Art History: Art and Technology; Art History: Rococo and Neo-Classical; or World Art 3 Semester Credit Hours

 

122 Total Credits Required for the BFA Degree in Painting- Specialization in Oil Painting

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