In addition to fulfilling  General Education requirements and other degree requirements,  undergraduate students majoring in painting/drawing must complete the following requirements (78-82 credits):

Please Note: All students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. All required studio arts classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to advance within the degree. Any required studio arts grade of C- or below must be repeated.

Foundation Courses: 16-17 credits

VIS 1050/ComX: 2 credits
or VIS 2150/Key Class: 1 credit
VIS 1060/Foundation Drawing: 3 credits
VIS 1070/Extended Media: 3 credits
VIS 1080/Visual Language: 3 credits
VIS 1260/3-D Processes: 3 credits
VIS 1330/Lens and Time: 3 credits

Art History Courses: 12 credits

ARH 1020/History of Art Survey II: 3 credits
ARH 1021/History of Art Survey II: Discussion, 1 credit
ARH —/One course in the history of art before 1800 (lower-level)
ARH —/Art history elective (modern/contemporary)

Painting/Drawing Studio Courses: 27 credits

PAD 1000/Painting I: 3 credits
PAD 2000/Painting II: 3 credits
PAD 2050/Painting III or PAD 2350/Intermediate Drawing: 3 credits
VIS 2100/Color or VIS 2110/Color Seminar: 3 credits
PAD 3000/Junior Studio I or PAD 3001/Junior Studio II: 3 credits
PAD 3500/Materials and Techniques: 3 credits
VIS 4470/Field Trips: 3 credits
PAD —/Drawing elective: 3 credits
PAD —/Painting or drawing elective: 3 credits

Visual Arts Studio Electives: 12-13 credits

Synthesis Courses: 14 credits

PAD 3010/Junior Seminar: 3 credits
PAD 4010/Senior Seminar and Critique: 3 credits
PAD 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
PAD 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits

Mid-Program Review

Students who choose to major in painting/drawing are required to participate in a mid-program review, conducted in the semester prior to taking Junior Studio. This allows students to be reviewed by full-time faculty and to present their work in a group critique format. Students should contact the board-of-study coordinator for specific information on the review process and timeline. Students who do not successfully pass sophomore-level coursework are encouraged to work with the School of Art+Design administration and faculty to find a path to successful study or another major that will better fit their educational goals.


Students are also expected to abide by the policies and procedures laid out in the A+D Student Handbook.