Drawing and Painting

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The BFA programs in both Drawing and Painting exposes students to a full range of aesthetic and intellectual pedagogy.

Students investigate various types of media including charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, graphite, aqueous media, oil, and acrylic paint. Through research, experimentation, and critique, they master basic drawing and painting skills and begin to address art's relationship to contemporary issues and ideas.

Drawing sample four year plan
Painting sample four year plan


Requirements      Courses BFA Painting      Courses BFA Drawing       FAQ

For detailed academic requirements, refer to the UGA online bulletin.

Area VI

ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080;
one 2000-level ARST Painting (2100) or Drawing course (2000 or 2010)

After completing Area VI courses, candidates must pass the Painting and Drawing BFA Portfolio Review (FAQs). This review takes place Fall ( October) and Spring ( March) semesters. There is no review in Summer.

After completing Area VI courses, candidates must pass the Painting and Drawing BFA Portfolio Review (FAQs). This review takes place Fall (1st Wed. in October) and Spring (1st Wed. in March) semesters. There is no review in Summer.

Courses

BFA IN PAINTING

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 60 HRS

Minimum grade of C required for all courses

PAINTING COURSES: 15 HRS
ARST 2100 Introductory Painting
ARST 2110, or 2115, or 2120 Intermediate Painting
ARST 3130 Figure Painting
ARST 3140 Painting Studio (6 hrs)
ARST 4110 Senior Exit (Requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

DRAWING COURSES: 9 HRS

ARST 2000 Introduction to Figure Drawing
ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing

CHOOSE 4 ADDITIONAL PAINTING and DRAWING COURSES: 12 HRS

ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing (repeatable max. 9 hours)
ARST 3099 Advanced Drawing: Drawing in Conceptual Space (repeatable up to 3 times)
ARST 3110 Transparent Watercolor
ARST 3144 Advanced Painting: Hybrids
ARST 3145 The Figure as Subject and the Narrative Impulse
ARST 4140 Advanced Studio Concepts
ARST 3120 Aqueous Media
ARST 3140 Painting Studio (repeatable up to 3 times)
ARST 3150 Advanced Figure Painting
ARST 3160 Painting Materials and Techniques
ARST 4020 Figure Drawing/Anatomy

STUDIO ELECTIVES: 18 HRS

ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level in any area within the school or additional Drawing and Painting courses including the following:
ARST 4080 Drawing: Directed Study
ARST 4180 Painting-Directed Study
ARST 4900 Technical Problems
ARST 4930 Internship in Art
ARTS 4920 Seminar in Contemporary Art

ART HISTORY: 9 HRS

ARHI 3000/4000 level (Take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course.)

 

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BFA IN DRAWING

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 60 HRS
Minimum grade of C required for all courses

DRAWING COURSES: 21 HRS

ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing
ARST 2000 Introduction to Figure Drawing
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing (9 hours)
ARST 4020 Figure Drawing / Anatomy
ARST 4090 Senior Exit (Requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

PAINTING COURSES: 6 HRS

ARST 2110 Introductory Painting
ARST 2110 Intermediate Painting

CHOOSE 2 ADDITIONAL PAINTING and DRAWING  COURSES: 9 HRS

ARST 3099 Advanced Drawing: Drawing in Conceptual Space (repeatable max. 6 hours)
ARST 3110 Transparent Watercolor
ARST 3120 Aqueous Media
ARST 3130 Figure Painting
ARST 3140 Painting Studio
ARST 3144 Advanced Painting: Hybrids
ARST 3145 The Figure as Subject and the Narrative Impulse
ARST 4140 Advanced Studio Concepts
ARST 3150 Advanced Figure Painting
ARST 3160 Painting Materials and Techniques

STUDIO ELECTIVES: 15 HRS

ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level including the following:
ARST 4080 Drawing: Directed Study
ARST 4180 Painting: Directed Study
ARST 4900 Technical Problems (including Film)
ARST 4930 Internship in Art
ARTS 4920 Seminar in Contemporary Art

ART HISTORY: 9 HRS
ARHI 3000/4000 level (Take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course.)

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FAQ

Applying to be a Painting & Drawing Major

PAINTING AND DRAWING MAJOR/CONCENTRATION PORTFOLIO REVIEW

The Painting and Drawing faculty review new applicants to the concentration twice a year, once in the fall term on the first Wednesday  in October and once in the spring on the first Wednesday in March.

To be eligible for the Drawing or Painting Concentration you must have completed the minimum:

  • Studio Foundation First year program
  • Drawing Concentration: Completed either ARST 2000 or ARST 2010
  • Painting Concentration: Completed ARST 2100

Portfolios should be left in the critique space on the third floor before 11: 30 am.  In addition to the P&D APPLICATION, each piece submitted must have the following info attached to the back.

Name and UGA Email:     ________________
Medium:     ________________
Year:         ________________
Course:    ________________
Instructor:    ________________

Keep all the work together by portfolio or neatly lean against the wall.  Affix the Application Form to the front of your portfolio or stacked work

Drawing Concentration Portfolio Requirements:

Six drawings
Two paintings

Painting Concentration Portfolio Requirements:

Four paintings
Two drawings

STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SCHEDULE AN ADVISING SESSION.

For questions please e-mail Professor Christopher Hocking, Chair of Drawing and Painting

Student Profile

Independence of mind, a strong work ethic, and a disciplined attitude towards creativity and expression are essential qualities of any student entering the BFA program in drawing and painting. Students with an interest in this major should bring enthusiasm and rigor and be ready to exhibit a final body of work in their senior year. They must also be able to engage in critiques of their own work and the works of their colleagues

Employment

A primary goal for most BFA candidates is developing their careers as exhibiting visual artists.Creating associations with professional and/or college galleries is encouraged and supported. However, Drawing and Painting majors also typically find opportunities in arts-related businesses such as publishing, arts administration, gallery operations, and teaching. At the BFA level, art education certification is required to teach elementary through high school. The MFA degree is required to teach at the college level.

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