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The painting/drawing program offers courses emphasizing diverse media and individual approaches. Our students generate many personal exhibitions each year, ranging from the traditional to the experimental, that are displayed in the student galleries. We are happiest when we hear that students who graduated a decade or more ago are still painting and exhibiting. And we hear that often.

The B.F.A. (85 credit hours is different from the B.A. degree (54 credit hours). A student accepted in the B.F.A. painting program has a graduation presentation/exhibit of their work, does a written statement and has to defend the work before a committee of faculty members. The B.F.A. degree is designed for qualified students who intend to become professional artists and/or pursue graduate study in art.

Art majors must make an application to the Frostic School of Art painting committee for admission to B.F.A. candidacy after completing 30 hours in art and one semester residency in the Frostic School of Art. It also is necessary to be at or above the 300-level in the area to which one is applying.