Students 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 work while developing professional business practices in the fine art field.
Oil Painting Outcomes
Upon completion, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of oil painting.
- Method / Materials
- Seeing / Observation
- Effectively render forms both in space, and in relation to each other
- Composition / Design / Editing
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
- Style / Motif
3. Apply professional practices to:
- Artwork: 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
- Portrait Commissions
- Landscape Commissions
- Group Exhibitions
- One-Person Exhibitions
- Gallery Representation
- Specialty Showroom and Display Shops
122 Total Credits Required for the BFA Degree in Oil Painting
|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|
|Fundamentals of Art II||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Beginning Life Drawing II||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Anatomy||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|Oil Painting I||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Intermediate Life Drawing||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Art History I||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|Oral Communication||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|Oil Painting II||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Figurative Sculpture I||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Art History II||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|(One of two) Film and Society or Introduction to Psychology||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|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 four) Film and Society; Film and Society: World Cultures; Introduction to Psychology; or Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, Stress and Longevity||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|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; Psychology; Adulthood: Relationships, Wellness, or Stress and Longevity||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|Advanced Painting I||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Visual Language: On Critique, Theory, and Practice||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Studio Elective 200/300 or 400 level||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Portfolio: Fine Arts||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Advanced Painting II||5 Semester Credit Hours|
|College Composition II||3 Semester Credit Hours|
|(One of five) Survey of American Illustration; History of Graphic Design; 20th Century and Contemporary Art History; Art History: Renaissance and Baroque; World Art||3 Semester Credit Hours|