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Drawing and Painting, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsfield, MA, United States
Build from a common studio arts and art history foundation, and go on to pursue independent, self-generated upper-level studio work. At this Drawing and Painting program at Bard College at Simon's Rock you’ll investigate a wide range of traditional and experimental approaches and areas of study, and explore a variety of aesthetic ideas and theories.
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Drawing and Painting students at Bard College at Simon's Rock explore materials, techniques, painting styles, and color theory. Painting with acrylics is emphasized, though students may also work in oils and are urged to work also in watercolor, pastel, casein, oil pastel, and all drawing media. 

Learning outcomes

The course requires an extensive sketchbook, the completion of major projects, and additional work to be established with the instructor. Studio fee. Gesso, lumber, and some materials are supplied; students supply paints, brushes, and canvas. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Drawing and painting involve different studio skills and approaches, but are closely interrelated areas of the visual arts. 
  • Students in this concentration begin their studies by completing the Foundation requirements listed above. 
  • They then move on to the intermediate and advanced curriculum, designed to foster a disciplined and technically informed approach to independent, self-generated upper-level studio work and investigation of a wide range of traditional and experimental approaches and areas of study. 
  • The program encourages students to develop interdisciplinary interests, to work with a wide range of media, and to explore a broad range of ideas. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Start Application
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Additional Items and Interview
  • Supporting Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55592 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    55292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55292 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsfield

  • 912 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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