The philosophy of the Painting program centers on the understanding that painting is a complex and vital art form that exists in a state of constant flux. It is a tradition that is both mired in its own history and capable of regularly evolving and redefining its purpose and place. Painting, as a discipline, often employs methods of production that go far beyond the brush. Painting today may incorporate a multitude of working methodologies that borrow from sculpture, photography, printmaking, and digital media. While expanded definitions of painting are embraced, the program recognizes that some of the most cutting edge and provocative work produced today may employ traditional studio practices.
The primary goal of the program is to enhance the student’s ability to conceive of a strong personal vision, and therefore its emphasis is individual growth. In order to facilitate the intellectual growth of its students, the program is centered around weekly group critiques and critical discussions on issues relating to the discipline. The painting concentration is supported by well-lighted studio space, a comprehensive wood shop, and access to the Meadows Computer Lab.
Watch a short video of one of our BFA majors, AMANDA BARNES, who now attends the Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta campus) in the MFA program in painting and also works for SCAD as their Enrollment Marketing Coordinator: