The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting is for individuals who are interested in a vigorous and intellectual exploration of studio art culminating in the development of an advanced personal body of work.  

Program Objectives

  • Develop a sophisticated set of technical skills over a variety of media
  • Envision and execute a personal voice through a body of work
  • Exhibit a cohesive body of work
  • Introduce an esthetic initiative into a wider public community

Painting students take extensive courses in art history, design, drawing, and introductory courses in painting in different media that lay the foundation for the development of a personal body of painting that is conceptually and formally informed. 

Painting majors also engage in internships, gallery exhibits, and public works in preparation for finding practical applications for painting beyond the studio. 

This major teaches students how to think creatively for themselves and prepares them for a lifelong engagement with the world of art.

Faculty

The faculty in Painting have exhibited locally, and internationally. Their work factors into major collections, including the Burchfield-Penney Museum, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Christian Brandjes in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at cbrandje@daemen.edu or 716-839-8463.