The painting program at The University of Alabama promotes the idea that painting is an evolving and vital art form. Courses are designed for students of all levels, backgrounds, and interests and embrace both traditional and expanded methodologies. Assignments are designed to provide structure and challenge while encouraging critical thought and context for the students’ creative interest. Projects in painting, which are both foundational and conceptual, expose knowledge of the historical and current practices of painting.
Painting classrooms occupy the fourth floor of historic Woods Hall. Courses are taught in a large, well-lit studio containing easels, tabourets, wall spaces and flat working areas. The critique and workshop areas provide opportunities for group meetings and basic stretcher building. Graduate students are provided with individual studios.
These classrooms are collaborative environments where beginning and upper-level students share technical skills, ideas and feedback with each other. All students enrolled in painting courses have 24/7 access to the painting area.
For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page, or call us for more information: (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Painting? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Painting.
UA Painting News
Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in painting.
- Jason Guynes, Professor
- Sky Shineman, Associate Professor
- Bryce Speed, Assistant Professor
- Tom Wegrzynowski, Instructor