In all our Painting and Drawing courses, you will find a balance of skill building and concept development from the very beginning. We offer an atmosphere which is open to ideas and inclusive of styles and techniques. Skills in the use of materials, mark making, color and form are stressed as they apply to the individual student’s interests and direction. Students acquire the communication and language skills need for discourse on art, in addition to developing a conceptual framework and process for self-expression. The painting concentration prepares students for further study in a graduate program or K-12 teaching. Graduates work as studio artists and art areas such as museums, galleries, and other related entities.

What You Will Learn:

After studying the fundamentals of painting techniques in Painting I, painting students explore three major subject matters: landscape, abstraction, and figure. These subject matters have been manifested in arrays of ways in the visual world and through studying these subjects, students will learn:  


All Art is based on design principles and applications. Knowing how to solve visual problems is the most important skill that you can develop as an artist that will help you in every aspect within the art industry. 

Painting and Drawing Techniques 

Learning traditional and contemporary techniques in painting & drawing will make you a well-rounded artist. Mastering these techniques will open more possibilities for you to advance in your arts career.  

Where Could This Take You?

Art Educators  

Students who are passionate in teaching can pursue their career as educators. Majority of our students become art teachers in the K-12 level after being certified by the Department of Education.  

Art Professionals and Directors 

Some students pursue careers as art executives, and/or directors in non-profit or for-profit organizations. Art organizations seek creative individuals who have leadership and organizational skills to run their educational, fundraising ,and exhibition programs.  

Art Business Owner 

Professing knowledge and practice in visual arts may lead to paths in operating an art studio. In addition to selling art, art business owners can offer private & group art lessons, workshops, and work closely with entities that support the arts. 


Some graduates become freelancers, and/or work with art galleries to sell and promote their work. Becoming a Professional Artist requires commitment to making art, meeting the needs of the clients and the art market. 

Undergraduate Course Fees

$25 per credit hour fee will be applied to all studio art courses to provide essential technology resources, class materials, equipment upkeep, and support for visiting artists and lecturers across all concentrations.


General Education38
University Requirement Seminar1
Art Core42
Art Studio Elective12

Students entering the Art Department will be required to pass a portfolio review before advancing into upper level courses.


Cetin ‘Chet’ Oguz, Professor of Art