Long revered as one of the most traditional of the fine arts, painting now encompasses a variety of media. Professional painters may work as independent studio artists or in a wide range of professional fields, from museum curation to multimedia and film.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
The SCAD painting department welcomes conceptual approaches as well as traditional academic methods of painting.
At the undergraduate level, emphasis is placed on technical skill, understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to painting, and the concept of personal vision.
Students learn the practical skills to succeed: editing a portfolio, approaching a gallery, creating a self-promotional website and more.
Advanced painting students may compete for a 10-week studio residency in New York City.