Ohio University

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Painting + Drawing

Concentration within the B.F.A. Studio Art program

What you’ll learn

The Painting + Drawing program is based in the belief that painting and drawing are a language that upholds tradition while constantly seeking experimentation. In a supportive and challenging atmosphere, you'll be asked to question intentions, investigate and expand your ideas of painting and drawing. You'll learn to develop a coherent body of work that is the beginning of your dialogue with the world.

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Career opportunities

Students in this program have gone on to receive Fulbright Awards, national artist-in-residencies, gallery representation, university teaching positions, and many other types of professional positions in the field.


Students can start out as B.A. or B.F.A. Studio Art majors, or start out in the B.A. Studio Art major and then apply to enter the B.F.A. degree at a later date. There are no requirements beyond University admission requirements to become a Studio Art major.

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Applying to the Painting + Drawing concentration

After completing the Foundations program and taking four, 2000-level studio art classes (two of which must be in the concentration area of Painting + Drawing), you must submit an application and portfolio to declare a Painting + Drawing concentration.


Painting + Drawing faculty

All faculty in the Painting + Drawing area are working artists who exhibit actively and serve as visiting artists and lecturers at colleges and galleries across the country. If you’d like more information on the Painting + Drawing concentration, reach out to the Chair of Painting + Drawing, Professor David LaPalombara.

David LaPalombara
Area Chair of Painting + Drawing