2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    May 26, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Painting, BFA

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Kevin Larmon, Department of Art
102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-4613, klarmon@syr.edu


Sharon Gold, Andrew Havenhand, Kevin Larmon, Jerome Witkin, Stephen Zaima


Students who pursue this degree develop their technical skills through extensive studio work in painting, drawing, and special studio seminars. Courses in art history and critical theory expose students to concepts of the past and heighten their visual and intellectual perception. Students are encouraged to experiment in new directions and to remain open to innovative ideas and approaches as they develop their own unique means of expression.

Painting students study under a diversified professional faculty whose styles and modes of painting run the gamut of contemporary expression. There is also a visiting artist program. The Shaffer Art Building offers well-lit studios, a well-supervised wood shop, and individual studios for senior majors.

Program Requirements

Art History Requirements: 15 credits

  • Art/Design History Requirement (x2) 3 credits each
  • Art/Design History Elective (x3) 3 credits each

Academic Electives: 21 credits

Studio Electives 30 credits

Free Electives: 9 credits

Study Abroad

Students can study abroad in our Florence program, as well as take classes in New York City as part of the SU MAYmester summer program.

Total Credits Required: 126

Degree Awarded: BFA in Painting

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