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The BFA program in art with a concentration in painting offers a learning environment for creative, intellectual and technical growth that leads to quality art practice and professionalism. The program encourages a wide spectrum of approaches to contemporary painting as visual expression, ranging from traditional to innovative. Students work under the guidance of a large, full-time faculty of active professionals who are nationally and internationally recognized. Visiting artists of national stature enhance the program with lectures and individual undergraduate critiques.
To be admitted to the major, students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational coursework.
Art (Painting) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates complete the program with the painting skills that enable them to apply for positions that require knowledge in painting or two-dimensional conceptual skills. Further education, either formal or informal, is usually necessary to refine their skills in a very competitive marketplace. Many graduates continue their education in an MFA graduate program, which allows them to develop their talent further and to teach. Some take jobs in related fields, such as galleries and museums, allowing them to continue their own creative work.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||6%||$63,630|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||3.1%||$43,890|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||2%||$64,620|
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||2.5%||$64,200|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).