Fine Arts and Design in Oil Painting


Undergraduate Program

The oil painting concentration adopts classical painting techniques and traditions. It will provide interested students with a systematic approach to this invaluable artistic legacy of the West, incorporating the best features of the intensive Atelier training environment within a rigorous academic setting. 

Oil Painting is a long-standing form of artistic expression. Students in this concentration will follow the “Academic Art” training to study portrait techniques and skills, figure and landscape painting, as well as classical drawing, to culminate in the composition of oil paintings.

Career Outlook

The overall job prospects for graduates majoring in Fine Arts and Design is steady. Students with a BFA in Fine Arts and Design have a wide variety of career options, including:

      • Fine artists 
      • Creative Director
      • Conservator 
      • Curator 
      • Art Consulting  
      • Arts Educators

How to Apply

In addition to the standard college admission criteria, successful applicants to the BFA in Fine Arts and Design are required to have an adequate background in drawing, painting, or related training. An applicant is required to submit a portfolio of his or her work during the application process.

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Curriculum Overview

The BFA in Fine Arts and Design is a 120-semester credit curriculum with three major components: major requirements (82 credits), core general education courses (32 credits), and free electives (6 credits)

Major Core Courses (38 Credits)
Code Course Title Cr Prerequisite(s)
ART101A Perspective A 2 None
ART102A Art Anatomy A 2 None
DRP101R Drawing I 4 None
DRP102A Painting A 2 None
DRP102B Painting B 2 DRP102A
ART107 Dynamic Composition 2 None
ARH101 Art History I 3 None
ARH102 Art History II 3 ARH101
ARH203 Art History III 3 ARH102
ART111 Visual Literacy I 2 None
BUS121 Fundamentals of Arts Management 3 None
BUS312 Digital Marketing for Artists 2 None
ART451 Senior Project 4 Dept. Approval
ART461 Senior Internship 4 Dept. Approval
Concentration for Oil Painting (44 Credits) 
Code Course Title Cr Prerequisite(s)
Drawing Skills and Techniques 24
ART101B Perspective B 2 ART101A
ART102B Art Anatomy B 2 ART102A
DRP201R Drawing II 4 DRP101R
DRP301R Drawing III 6 DRP201R
DRP401R Drawing IV 6 DRP301R
DRP103 Quick Sketch Techniques 2 None
ART103 Introduction to Sculpture 2 None
Oil Painting Skill and Techniques 20
DRP202 Still Life Painting 2 DRP102B
DRP203 Landscape Painting 2 DRP102B
DRP204 Small-scale Painting 2 DRP102B
DRP321 Portrait Painting 2 DRP202, DRP203
DRP322 Half-length Portrait 2 DRP321
DRP323A Nude Painting A 2 DRP322
DRP323B Nude Painting B 2 DRP323A
DRP324R Full-body Painting 4 DRP322
ART410 Mural Art 2 DRP324R
Composition 4
DRP310R Composition I 2 DRP204
DRP410R Composition II 2 DRP310R
Core General Education (32 credits) 

All undergraduate students, regardless of their major, are required to acquire certain essential knowledge and skill sets by taking courses from the General Education Core. 

Students in the BFA in Fine Arts and Design program will achieve the “Natural Science,” “Arts & Aesthetics,” and “Health & Wellness” requirements through their major courses. 

As a result, a remainder of 32 general education credits will be needed to meet the general education requirements.

Free Electives (6 credits)

Students are free to choose 6 credits from any college level courses offered by the College.

Graduation Requirement 

The academic requirements for graduation are the successful completion of the curriculum with a grade point average of no less than 2.0. In addition, a graduate must have taken at least 50 percent of all courses from Fei Tian College.