CVPA Fine Arts Painting

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120 credits, four-year program of study

Fine Arts Department:

The BFA in Fine Arts is a comprehensive and dynamic, studio-based 120-unit degree that prepares students for productive, creative lives and careers in the visual arts. An Art School (CVPA) embedded within a University setting is a unique opportunity for art students to develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity and gain exposure to fields across campus such as Business, Engineering and Medical fields. Active artist-faculty offer individualized instruction emphasizing the development of each student’s visual voice.

The BFA in Fine Arts could lead toward graduate study or graduates may directly enter Art, Media and Design professions. Faculty led field trips to regional and metropolitan art venues, a visiting artist program, opportunities for study abroad, and regular exposure to exhibitions in our College Galleries enhance the studio-based study. Fine Art students participate in numerous exhibitions of their work throughout their education that culminates into a Capstone BFA Exhibition in a professional museum or gallery setting.

Painting Option:

Painting students utilize university resources and develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity that addresses representation, mixed media and abstract issues as processes in drawing and painting as well as the possibility of combining printmaking, painting, photography, digital and time-based media, textiles and other disciplines in contemporary art making.

Painting or Drawing curriculum guide 2016-17.pdf

Requirements for Admission

All applicants must meet portfolio requirements as an element in the department's admission decision. Additional materials may be required. All applicants must also follow UMass Dartmouth admissions procedures detailed in the University Catalogue.