Apr 21, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

Painting + Drawing

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Rebecca Sack, Minor Advisor
(215) 717-6496



Students are exposed to a wide range of drawing and painting concepts and paradigms, historical and contemporary. Emphasis is on the progressive maturation of a personal artistic identity through studio-based projects that call for independent thinking and practical experimentation. Technical guidance is tied to the individual student’s expressive purpose.

Students pursuing a BFA in Fine Arts who have declared an emphasis in either Expanded Drawing + Print Media or Painting are not permitted to enroll in this minor.

Program Objectives

  • Students demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking through the development of a distinct and personal approach to art making informed by contemporary issues and historical precedents.
  • Students demonstrate critical and conceptual development through research and analysis, applying readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed artworks.
  • Students will acquire an awareness of contemporary issues broadly speaking, within the disciplines of art and beyond.
  • Students demonstrate proficiency in a number of advanced techniques in their individual studio practice, including a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
  • Students demonstrate an awareness that craft/content/format are of equal importance.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge in the history of their discipline and an understanding of how their work relates to that history.

Program Requirements (15 credits)

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