CVPA Painting/2d Studies

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120 credits, four-year program of study

Fine Arts faculty are committed to helping students develop respect for learning and for the creative process, and to enable them to contribute to human culture with confidence and authority.

The BFA Painting / 2D Studies program offers high quality education and training in the visual arts. Students specialize in painting, printmaking, or drawing. Individualized instruction by active professional artists prepares students for productive and creative lives. A structured, sequential life drawing requirement lays a foundation that promotes a skillful response to nature. Additional art courses help to construct a rich basis for visual problem solving. The senior seminar, a professional preparatory course, equips the student to pursue a creative livelihood with confidence. Students are provided exposure to many excellent on-campus exhibitions and presentations as well as off-campus field trips. Additionally, students actively participate in numerous exhibitions locally and regionally.

Painting/2d Studies 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.