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Painting is a complex activity with its own vocabulary of materials and ways to use those materials. The program introduces students to the language of painting and acquaints them with an array of painting practices.

Elementary Painting begins with an introduction to oil painting. The first two thirds of the course is designed with a series of exercises and projects that will bring students to an understanding of how the materials work as part of the process of developing pictorial ideas. During the last third of the semester students begin to explore and develop their own painting ideas. Exposure to modern and recent painting and to different ways to make and think about painting is an integral part of the curriculum.

Those who continue in the program take Intermediate and Advanced Painting. The students explore in depth their own individual visual and conceptual sensibilities. The students work closely with an instructor to work toward self-direction in the development of those sensibilities in Advanced and Independent Study Painting. Students enrolled in the BFA program culminate their studies with a Thesis exhibition.

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Emphasis in Book Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Intermedia, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpure



Department of Art and Art History
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
University Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha NE 68182-0011
(402) 554-2420 Fax: (402) 554-3436