Curriculum Guide


Adrian Hatfield MFA, Ohio University, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing
Research Interests: Oil Paintings and dioramas dealing with the visual language of science.
Mel Rosas MFA, Temple University, Professor of Painting and Drawing
Research Interests: Painting: imagery influenced by Latin culture, icons and signage
Margi Weir MFA, University of California at Los Angele, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Recent Part-Time Faculty:

Ani Garabedian, Josephine Primeau

Program description:

The Painting and Drawing program, which has a long history of producing nationally prominent artists, offers a diverse array of courses designed to prepare students pursuing careers in art. It is based on providing a solid foundation in painting and drawing fundamentals through a rich exploration of tradiational media and techniques. Intermediate and advanced courses encourage students to develop a critical and conceptual approach to their contemporary art and culture. The program includes a graduate curriculum offering Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in both Painting and Drawing.

What will I study?

  • To train students to develop aptitudes and an aesthetic understanding appropriate to the art of painting.
  • To understand the importance of deliberate and informed action in painting.
  • To value the intuitive and less rational in the painting process.
  • To fully utilize painting's expressiveness.
  • To acquire a broad range of technical skills and knowledge of painting media.
  • To appreciate the responsibility and significance of a commitment to making art.
  • To develop an heightened awareness of his/her own needs and purposes as an artist.

What makes this program unique?

Two painting studios
Individual studio space for advanced painting majors
Painting various subjects (various media)
Presenting work
Class / Individual critiques
Setting up still life / model

What can you do with a degree in Painting? Painting majors working in related professions include: Independent Artist, Professor/Instructor, Illustrator, Painting Restoration. For more careers in this field, speak to your academic advisor or the Painting area coordinator.