Students concentrating in Painting host a senior exhibition

Do you appreciate Botticelli, Ingres, Delacroix, Kandinsky, or Matisse? Does that sentence mean something to you? If so, you may enjoy earning a degree in painting. Pierre Auguste Renoir once said, “There isn’t a single person or landscape or subject which doesn’t possess some interest, although it may not be immediately apparent. When a painter discovers this hidden treasure, other people are immediately struck by its beauty.”

At Methodist University, we teach you how to stretch a canvas and mix colors. We also teach you to see the interest that Renoir is extolling. Your own creative point of view can then come through. And, although you may dream of your work hung in galleries so others can be “immediately struck,” this isn’t the limit to career options. Every work of art in a newspaper, magazine, book, or on a poster was created by an artist somewhere. It just took an appreciation to include it.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a concentration in Painting

Major & Concentration Requirements

The Art major with a concentration in painting consists of 42-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

Foreign Language Requirement

  • One language through the 1020-level or demonstration of competence.

Required Core Courses for all majors

  • ART 1010 Foundations I Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 1020 Foundations II Design (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2030 Foundations IV Drawing I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2050 Foundations I Painting (3 s.h.)

Studio Art Core

  • ART 3000 Intermediate Drawing II (3 s.h.)

Any one course from the following three:

  • ART 2070 Figurative Sculpture I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 2150 Clay Sculpture (3 s.h.)
  • AGD 2030 Foundations III 3-D Design (3 s.h.)

Any one course from the following two:

  • ART 3090 Relief Printmaking (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3100 Printmaking (Etching) (3 s.h.)

Art History

  • ARH 2530 Survey of Art I (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 2540 Survey of Art History II (3 s.h.)

Any one course from the following three:

  • ARH 3530 Renaissance & Baroque: Art History & Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 3540 19th & 20th Century: Art History & Theory (3 s.h.)
  • ARH 4850 Special Topics in Art History (3 s.h.)

Concentration Core

  • ART 3050 Intermediate Painting I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 3060 Intermediate Painting II (3 s.h.)
  • ART 4050 Advanced Painting I (3 s.h.)
  • ART 4010 Business and Marketing in Art (Capstone) (2 s.h.)
  • ART 4020 B.A. Senior Exhibit (Capstone) (1 s.h.)