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Painting and Drawing

A concentration in visual arts.

If you ever wanted to take painting and drawing classes or focus on that particular field of art, the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts at Keystone College could be the perfect art program for you. This visual arts degree with a concentration in painting and drawing prepares art students for specialized careers in the field of painting and drawing. Students become proficient in traditional approaches to depicting a variety of subjects, including the still life, landscape, architecture, portraiture, and the human figure. Throughout the drawing and painting curriculum, students explore a wide range of artistic media and have extensive access to live models.

At the intermediate and advanced levels, students that study painting and drawing are encouraged to apply their fundamental skills and knowledge toward finding a personal direction for their art, which may involve abstraction, mixed media, expressionistic imagery, conceptual work, contemporary realism, or other artistic styles and concerns.

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Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Visual Arts B.A. Degree

Semester 1 - Fall

  • Intro to Art Resources
  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Art History I
  • Color Theory
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Drawing & Comp I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical Reading 0/2
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 2 - Spring

  • Tech Elective: Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art History II
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (1 of 4)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 3 - Fall

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture (2 of 4)
  • Speech Communication
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (3 of 4)
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Social & Cultural Elective: (Fundamentals of Graphic Design)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 4 - Spring

  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (4 of 4)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Scientific Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 5 - Fall

  • Modern & Post-Modern Art
  • Intermediate Art Studio (1 of 4)
  • Intermediate Art Studio (2 of 4)
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 6 - Spring

  • Intermediate Art Studio (3 of 4)
  • Intermediate Art Studio (4 of 4)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 7 - Fall

  • Advanced Art Studio (1 of 2)
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 8 - Spring

  • Advanced Art Studio (2 of 2)
  • Moral: Prof Practices
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit
  • Senior Exhibit Capstone

Updated 10/2017 Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with Career Services for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.