Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Painting majors must complete the BFA curriculum and General Education requirements.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Painting

Sophomore Requirements

Painting
PDS 2011Painting3
or PDS 2111 Painting
Drawing
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Figure Drawing
Digital Drawing (fall only)
Digital Drawing

Notes:

  • PDS 2051 is suggested, but not required, for those interested in becoming a Painting major.
  • PDS 2511 is strongly recommended for students interested in Painting or Sculpture as a major.
  • Students may only take 3 Painting/Drawing courses in the sophomore year; other 2000-level PDS courses may be used as electives for the junior/senior year.

Junior and Senior Requirements

Four (4) Advanced Level Painting courses (see Painting list below)12
Two (2) Advanced Level Drawing courses (see Drawing list below)6
Two (2) Advanced Level Painting or Drawing courses (see Painting/Drawing list below)6
PDS 3596PDS Seminar (Capstone, WI) 13
Advanced Level Painting Courses
Painting Materials & Techniques
Landscape (fall only) 1
Landscape
Color
Color
Color
Figure Painting
Figure Painting
Painting on Paper
Painting on Paper
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting: Rome
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Senior Painting Studio 2
Senior Painting Studio 2
Advanced Level Drawing Courses
Landscape 1
Landscape
Digital Drawing
Rome Sketchbook
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing: Rome
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Interactive Projects
Additional Advanced Level Painting/Drawing Courses
Painting Materials & Techniques
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting: Rome
Advanced Painting
Figure Painting
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Fresco Painting
Rome Sketchbook
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing: Rome
Advanced Drawing
Senior Painting Studio 2
Senior Painting Studio 2

Notes: 

  • Do not duplicate any courses previously taken for Drawing or Painting credit.

  • Painting or Drawing courses taken in excess of the required eight courses will count as studio electives. This is a common practice encouraged by the Painting Faculty.